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.

Consulting services from ifu Hamburg

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.

Visualizing energy and material flows

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 LCAs

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 eco-efficiency

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 CO2 balances and LCAs

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.

Case studies on process optimization and resource efficiency

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 in research and education

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.

Umberto projects in emerging markets

ifu Expert News

Monthly whitepaper, best practice examples etc. on sustainable production