Consulting services from ifu Hamburg
Our consultants will guide your quest to gain greater efficiency and better environmental performance, whether you’re seeking to reduce material and energy demands, lower costs, or decrease environmental impacts. This informational overview will introduce you to our basic consulting approach.
Visualizing energy and material flows
Why not visualize material, energy, and cost flows within your business in simple but effective Sankey diagrams? It‘s easy to incorporate these appealing and effective graphics in your presentations and reports. e!Sankey is the most popular software for creating Sankey diagrams with over 10,000 users worldwide.
Software for eco-efficiency
Umberto NXT Universal is an all-round talent and the only Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software with an integrated cost perspective. Depending on your goal, you can use the software to increase resource efficiency, conduct LCAs, calculate Carbon Footprints or combine both perspectives in a Life Cycle Costing approach.
Software for LCAs
Umberto NXT LCA is one of the leading software applications for creating Life Cycle Analyses (LCAs). With it, you can either generate LCAs according to ISO 14040/44 or calculate carbon footprints. Depicting a product‘s life cycle by detailing its various material flows is a unique approach, making Umberto one of the most visually appealing software solutions available.
Software for material efficiency
Calculate the true costs of material losses with Umberto NXT MFCA. In addition to classic cost accounting, which looks at cost per product, it can be identified how much can be saved if material losses are reduced or eliminated. This way “hidden costs” become visible which are often much higher than expected.
Case Studies on Umberto
Case studies on CO2 balances and LCAs
Umberto can be used to determine either climate impact (CO2 balance) or the overall environmental impacts (LCA) of a product in a wide variety of industrial areas. Using individual case studies, we will show you how companies like BRITA and Fujitsu have successfully mastered these challenges.
Case studies on process optimization and resource efficiency
One possible production process optimization goal is to reduce resource consumption. Our case studies show how this concept is being applied in the chemical industry and to Europe‘s largest offset printing operation.
Umberto in research and education
From premier universities in the UK to Germany‘s universities with highly ranked degree programs in sustainability, Umberto has become a crucial element in academic course work and sustainability research around the world. We present a case study that highlights how Hochschule Pforzheim is utilizing Umberto in its flagship degree program, Industrial Ecology.
Umberto projects in emerging markets
Growth in developing and emerging markets brings a multitude of environmental and economic challenges. Umberto software supports a textile manufacturer in Indonesia, a brewery in Vietnam, a coffee producer in Costa Rica, and a municipality in Tunisia in their efforts to successfully overcome these challenges.