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 Life Cycle Assessment
Umberto LCA+ 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 resource efficiency
By modeling all material and energy flows - including their costs -, Umberto Efficiency+ will never miss a potential opportunity for boosting your production process efficiency. Take advantage of the No. 1 software for material flow analysis and optimize your production processes while also saving resources at the same time.
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.
Case Studies on Umberto
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.