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Johann Peters



LCA Software – Umberto

LCA Software – Umberto

LCA Software – Umberto LCA+ Analyze the environmental impact and footprint of your product, building or service according to ISO 14040/44. Create sustainable products and improve your business sustainability & the ecological footprint of your product.

Life Cycle Assessment – transparent & decision-relevant

Umberto is one of the leading LCA software solutions for product sustainability and is recommended by experts from industry, consulting, research & education.

  • Intuitive graphical modeling of production systems
  • Most used LCA databases available
  • Support by experienced LCA experts
  • In use across industries and globally
  • Favorable conditions for SMEs and new customers
  • Free trial version – available for immediate download

Highlights of our LCA Software

Easy integration of existing primary data

Have you already collected data for your Life Cycle Assessment in Microsoft Excel? Wonderful, then you have already created the basis.

  • Linking Microsoft Excel cell values with Umberto model
  • Automatic update when cell values are changed
  • Easy adaptation of relevant parameters such as quantities and transport information
  • Possibility of an individual interface connection with SAP or other systems

We will gladly give you a live demonstration of our sustainability tool in our web presentation: ▶ View dates

A factor for success: integrated life cycle database

Data are the basis of a good life cycle assessment, but research is very time-consuming. Save time and nerves by integrating LCA databases (LCI databases).

  • Standard integration of the two market leaders ecoinvent and GaBi database(s) possible
  • ecoinvent database: Contains over 13'300 transparent, quality-checked data sets from various industries and areas. Provider is the non-profit association ecoinvent Association from Switzerland.
  • GaBi databases: Contain over 7'000 datasets available in various sector-specific databases. The data is largely based on primary industry data. The provider is thinkstep AG from Germany.

Screening LCA for the identification of hot spots

You would like to make a rough estimate in the first step? With a 'Screening LCA' you reduce the effort, the complexity and the data collection for a first overview of the environmental impact.

  • Examination of the main materials of the products using ecological rucksack data
  • Consideration of the "ecological rucksack" from the upstream and downstream chains with global average values
  • Quick overview of where the hot spots are located, which should be looked at more closely

Life cycle assessment with integrated cost analysis

Convince your management by making concrete statements about which impact the measure to improve the life cycle assessment will have on the costs of the products.

  • Eco-efficient decisions by evaluating costs and the environmental impacts in one model
  • Enables combination of Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing
  • Creation of different scenarios
  • Assessment of resource efficiency to reduce environmental impacts at the plant site

Thus a sustainable product becomes also cost effective.

Making environmental potentials clearly identifiable

Do you want to present the results of your LCA convincingly? Then visualize the environmental impacts of your products as Sankey diagrams.

  • Visually appealing presentation of all influencing variables and correlations
  • Transparency of environmental impacts for all parties involved
  • Excellent decision-making basis for improving environmental performance

Tip for the trial version: Calculate one of the sample models and test the Sankey diagram visualization of environmental impacts and costs: ▶ Test it now

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Get your quote for Umberto LCA+ now! Soon you will improve your product and business sustainability through Life Cycle Assessments with one of the leading LCA software tools.

iPoint Product Sustainability

The next step towards the integration of life cycle information

You want to leverage the full potential of your life cycle information and make LCA results available to different departments of your company? For this purpose, we have developed a new software solution together with iPoint: ▶ iPoint Product Sustainability

Application examples

Case studies with Umberto

Our software tool Umberto is recommended by leading experts from industry, consulting as well as research & education. The tool is used to determine the CO2 balance (Carbon footprint) of a product and/or to analyze its life cycle (LCA). In the case studies you will learn how BRITA and Fujitsu, among others, have successfully mastered these challenges with Umberto: ► Overview of case studies

Case studies with Umberto

More information on our LCA software

Would you like to learn more about Umberto LCA+?
Then please take a look at our ► product brochure.

A detailed overview of all functions and features of the Life Cycle Assessment software can be found in the ► data sheet.

More information on our LCA software
Umberto User Lorenz Hilty

"At Miele, we use Life Cycyle Analyses especially when faced with fundamental decisions in product development. Miele has an excellent reputation with both customers and stakeholders, so we make sure our products are not only high in value for the customer but are also beneficial for the environment. We use Umberto LCA+ so we can easily exchange data and material flow models with our long-time partner, the Öko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology)."
Marko Schnarr, Miele & Cie. KG, Germany

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