Umberto Case Studies on CO2 balances and LCAs
Umberto can be used to determine either the 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.
CO2 Balance for a Water Filtration System
The manufacturer of the water filtration system BRITA analyzed the CO2 balance for an exemplary countertop water filtration system. The analysis shows that - compared to corresponding industry data on bottled water - the water filtration system has a distinctly smaller Carbon footprint.
CO2 Balance in the Wood Construction
For the family business Janssen Holzbau sustainability is not a state, but rather a continuous improvement process. That’s why the business already implemented resource saving measures. Goal of the CO2 balance is to evaluate these measures and prove evidence of their success.
Carbon Footprint for Trade Show Exhibits
For the trade show constructor siebold/hamburg climate neutral and individual designed trade show exhibits are no contradiction. Already during the planning process the CO2 balance enables the business to determine the material alternatives with the lowest CO2 emissions.
Carbon Footprint in the Construction
HOBAS Engineering is a leading manufacturer of high quality pipe systems. In a project for a wastewater system the business systematically evaluated the climate impacts for the first time. For the realization of the project HOBAS examined the CO2 emissions connected to the two different methods of laying the new pipeline.
Life Cycle Assessment for Fujitsu Computer Hardware
Together with the bifa environmental institute Fujitsu carried out a Life Cycle Assessment study for computer hardware. The software Umberto was used for the project and showed that the greenhouse gas emissions are the most relevant indicator for the environmental performance and that the use phase has the lion’s share of the total carbon footprint with 50 %.
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of PVC production
VinyLoop® is a relatively young plastic recycling process for PVC. In an LCA study the production based on the Viny-Loop® process was compared to the production of new PVC compounds.
The results show that the VinyLoop® process requires 46 % less primary energy and the greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 39 %
Eco-balance in the Food Industry
Neumarkter Lammsbräu, a German brewery for organic beer uses Umberto for the creation of their corporate ecological balance sheet. In this project they applied scenario analysis, evaluation features and visualization of material and energy flows as Sankey diagrams.
Eco-balance at a Printing Plant
The Mohn media Mohndruck GmbH uses Umberto for creating its corporate ecological balance sheet. Besides the software itself the company benefits from the Umberto Integrator, which enables the integration of Umberto in existing IT infrastructures easily.