Software & consulting services for sustainability

ifu Hamburg | Institute for Environmental IT – Your goal is to use materials and resources more efficiently and develop environmentally friendly products. Our goal is to support you in this. That is how we make sustainable production achievable for every business.

If you would like to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Productivity meets Sustainability

According to our personal motto “We enable sustainable production. That is our passion!” we're offering consulting and software solutions based on our 25 years of expertise:



Environmental IT & Sustainability

Due to complex structures and networked systems, making production systems more efficient and sustainable requires more and more support by software applications. Environmental IT provides a valuable contribution to this.

This challenge has many facets ranging from business models based on waste-reduction and using recycled and recyclable materials to designing new products and processes that are waste-free and environmentally compatible from the get-go. 

Our expertise and cross-sectoral know-how have fueled the development of our standard software solutions Umberto and e!Sankey.

Environmental IT & Sustainability

ifu Expert News

Do you take a keen interest in topics relating to sustainability and resource efficiency?

Then join the ifu Expert News Community! You can expect to receive whitepapers, best practice examples and other exciting content at irregular intervals (but not more than once a month).

Take a look at our newsletter archives to get a first impression:

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ifu and iPoint in DIN-Magazine A4

For the article "Sustainable attitude” in the current issue of the DIN magazine A4 our colleague Martina Prox was interviewed on topics such as sustainability, circular economy and the key role of digitalization. Furthermore, the pioneering role of the iPoint Group in the field of circular economy is discussed. The article is written in German.
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Martina Prox as Co-Author

Martina Prox as Co-Author

Congratulations to our colleague Martina Prox on being a co-author of the article “On the reporting and review requirements of ISO 14044” which was just recently published in the renowned International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment!
The article summarizes and discusses the most common misconceptions and ambiguities encountered when working with ISO 14044. ► Read the article

We enable sustainable production!

The creation of sustainable products presents companies with great challenges, but also offers many opportunities and competitive advantages. Learn more about how sustainable production can be achieved.

Our solutions for efficiency & sustainability

Sustainability consulting

Sustainability consulting

Our sustainability consulting services are customized to meet the individual needs of our clients. They focus on real world applications and measures that can actually be realized. Our customized solutions are based on a detailed analysis of your present situation and we'll tailor our deliverables to suit your needs and budget. Among our services:

  • Integrated project implementation guided by our team
  • Grow your in-house know-how with individual support at your place of business or with formal training sessions
  • Data research and modeling support
  • An introductory sustainability workshop
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Industrial businesses, consultants, and scientists all over the world use Umberto for material flow management and analysis. Only when you know your business' material and energy flows can you unlock the full potential to optimize products and production processes.

The tools of the Umberto product family help you to:

  • reduce your carbon footprint
  • use LCAs to calculate your environmental impacts
  • increase your resource and energy efficiency
  • decrease your environmental impact, benefiting both the environment and your budget
More about Umberto


Whether you wish to visualize energy flows or materials. Our software e!Sankey lets you create appealing Sankey diagrams that show the flows in an easy-to-understand way. Ideal for:

  • energy management
  • facility management
  • manufacturing
  • logistics
More about e!Sankey
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Monthly whitepaper, best practice examples etc. on sustainable production