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01/31/2012

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).


03/04/2014

Umberto User Workshop 2014

For the 19th time in a row the international Umberto User Community is getting together to exchange knowledge and practical insight on the Umberto software and databases. We invite you to join us in Hamburg, Germany, from 16th – 17th of...

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02/18/2014

Even more LCA Data for Umberto

The availability of data is one of the key factors in the development of LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments). The GaBi databases created by PE International include more than 6.500 “ready to use Life Cycle Inventory Profiles”. Amongst others...

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01/09/2014

The result of our Christmas donation poll

In our Holiday greetings we asked our customers and partners to help us choose to whom our annual Christmas donation 2013 should be made. The results are shown in the diagram. In this case we will divide our donation in equal shares....

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12/10/2013

GaBi Databases in Umberto

Should you require data sets beyond those that the ecoinvent database offers you now have the opportunity to add GaBi extensions. The 17 GaBi databases encompass approximately 5,000 data sets.Amongst others there can be found data sets for...

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11/14/2013

The Umberto NXT Generation has a new offspring – NXT Efficiency!

Main highlights in Umberto NXT Efficiency: •  Sankey presentation of materials, energy and expenditure•  Both linear and non-linear process specifications •  Freely definable parameters•  Hierarchical modelling using...

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