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ifu Hamburg calculates Carbon Footprint on behalf of EWE Energy

Carbon Footprint calculation of a roof construction by German company Holzbau Janssen.

According to the signs of the time the German company for woodwork "Janssen Holzbau GmbH" believes in the economic and ecologic advantages of sustainability. Thus, the carbon footprint of a roof construction has been calculated with the focus on possible improvements for the energy management.

The EWE Energie AG initiated this project as they have enlarged their portfolio by several energy analysis services. The ifu Hamburg GmbH calculated the carbon footprint according to PAS 2050 Standard and the more general guidelines of ISO 14040, ISO 14044 for Life Cycle Assessment.

The result demonstrates the ecologic advantage of wood as a building material. But furthermore it is proof for the measurements Holzbau Janssen had already implemented to improve its carbon balance, e. g. usage of climate neutral, eco-friendly electricity, before the current calculation was done. 

Click here for an article by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (in German).


ecoinvent v3.1 LCI database for Umberto NXT

We are proud to announce that the ecoinvent v3.1 is now available for Umberto NXT LCA and Umberto NXT Universal. This update to the ecoinvent LCI database includes: new datasets, e.g. in the sectors wood, agricultural products, building...



GaBi LCI databases in Umberto NXT: Service Pack 25

We have updated the GaBi LCI databases in Umberto NXT to Service Pack 25. This is an intermediate bugfix release for users of the GaBi databases. Changes made to the data is documented in this PDF flyer. Users of Umberto NXT with GaBi...



Intermediate update for Umberto NXT product versions

We have released an intermediate update for Umberto NXT Efficiency, Umberto NXT LCA and Umberto NXT Universal. This is a minor update with some bugfixes. The update is mainly to make some adaptations required for the installation of the...



GaBi Database Bioplastics in Umberto NXT

The GaBi LCI Extension Database 'Bioplastics' is now available for use in Umberto NXT LCA and Umberto NXT Universal. The datasets provided by data supplier PE International have been imported and can be used as an integrated database in...



Meet us at the EcoBalance 2014 in Japan

EcoBalance 2014, the 11th international conference on EcoBalance in Japan, will be held Oct 27 to 30, 2014 in Tsukuba, Japan. ifu Hamburg will be represented at the EcoBalance 2014 conference in Tsukuba with a booth, where visitors...