Projects

The Oeko-Institut’s researchers work on more than 350 national and international projects a year, focusing on Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Emission and Ambient Pollution Control, Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety, and Law, Policy and Governance.

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REACH Radar Plus - Support for SMEs on problematic substances, detection, substitution, conformity testing

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

REACH Radar Plus is an Excel-based tool that helps companies identify critical substances. This includes substances that are already legally restricted or for which such a restriction is to be expected. The substances are on various…

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Research Project “Holistic management of energy- and resource efficiency in companies” (MERU)

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

Die ökologischen Belastungsgrenzen des Planeten stehen unter Druck. Dazu tragen die gegenwärtigen Konsum- und Produktionsmuster maßgeblich bei. Zwar konnte die Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz in den letzten Jahren durch Innovationen…

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Revision and further development of the environmental criteria in the clothing and textiles product group as part of sector project "Sustainability standards and public-private responsibilities"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 11 / 2018

In March 2013, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) with the project "Quality Check Sustainability Standards". The aim of the…

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Identification of stakeholder-related options of action for a turnaround in food and agriculture with a view to shaping the CAP after 2020

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 12 / 2020

The project analyses the transformation in agriculture and food in an integrated way, with regard to the transformation needs, the actors involved and espe-cially with regard to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The project also…

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Identification of elements for a future "Strategy for the EU Ecolabel"

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2019

The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary instrument aimed at identifying the environmentally best performing products on the market. The debate on the role and effectiveness of ecolabels in driving the sustainable consumption and production…

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40 years of Blue Angel – refinement of the existing product range

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

In this research project, criteria for the award of the Blue Angel eco-label for various product groups and services are being continuously developed and improved. For this purpose, products are analysed along their life cycle and…

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Preparation of a study for comparative economic and ecological evaluation of additive and conventional manufacturing technologies in industrial production

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 03 / 2019

The study examines the resource efficiency of additive manufacturing processes, often summarized under the synonym "3D printing". Two reference components - one having a structurally optimized design and one a conventional design – are…

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Partnership agreement for the implementation of the Seed Money project #S008 Green Public Procurement of Pharmaceuticals (GrePPP) of Interreg Baltic Sea Region

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 04 / 2018

In this Interreg Seed Project called “Green Public Procurement of Pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea Region” (GrePPP), the overall objective is to collect various types of background information in the supply chain of the…

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Strategies for ecologically-driven structural change towards a Green Economy

Project manager: Heyen, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

The fundamental goals of the project (running from 2018 to 2020) are:

1. The collection and application of criteria for the identification of business sectors / technologies in which fundamental structural change is inevitable given…

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Short Term Technical Expert Assignment (Fact Finding Mission) in the field of off-Grid rural electrification via solar home systems

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 01 / 2018

Preparation of a brief expert report on “Energy and resource consumption resulting from digitalisation”

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 12 / 2017

The target of the brief expert report is an assessment on the development of the global demand for energy and resources generated by digitization by the year 2030 and beyond. The assessment takes into account the spread of new digital…

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Development of criteria and manufacturers’ recommendations for a support programme on photovoltaik battery storage systems launched by EWS (Elektrizitätswerke Schönau).

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 11 / 2017

In view of a new financial support program for photovoltaic-battery saving, Elektrizitätswerke Schönau would like to focus on storage systems and manufacturers that positively distinguish themselves with regard to environmental…

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To publication "Entwicklung von Kriterien und Herstellerempfehlungen für ein Förderprogramm der EWS zu Photovoltaik-Batteriespeichern"

Product Environmental Footprint – Further development and application

Project manager: Prieß, R.
Project staff:  Antony, F.
Start of project: 09 / 2017

The objective of the research project is to monitor, at European level, the further development of the European Commission’s PEF process and of the PEFCRs developed within its framework, as well as of the proposed communication formats…

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Evaluating the impact of Energy Management Systems (EnMS)

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 11 / 2017

Evaluating the impact of Energy Management Systems (EnMS) and the alternative systems specified in Annex 2 to the German regulation “Spitzenausgleich-Effizienzsystemverordnung (SpaEfV)” on ener-gy efficiency, the reduction of the…

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Data collection on the environmental impact of cloud computing (eco-cloud computing) on the basis of a life-cycle approach

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 08 / 2017

In the project, tools will be developed on the basis of LCA methods in order to determine the environmental impact of data centers. In this context, allocation rules are being developed in order to be able to allocate the consumption…

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Thinking ahead regarding sustainable consumption: Evaluation and advancement of measures and instruments

Project manager: Grießhammer, R.
Start of project: 07 / 2017

In early 2016, the German Federal Government has adopted the National Programme on Sustainable Consumption which lists 172 measures for how Germany wants intends to achieve more sustainable consumption patterns. The programme…

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Municipalities innovative living spaces

Instruments for a need-oriented use of living spaces in municipalities, subproject 1

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 06 / 2017

The District of Steinfurt is a rural area, characterized primarily by single- and two-family houses in private ownership. More and more elderly, often single people are living there in old, non-barrier-free buildings with poor…

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Evaluation of sustainability standards in the leather, textiles,  detergents and cleaning agents product groups  in the context of the "Quality check sustainability standards" project of the BMZe BMZ

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 10 / 2017

In 2013, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the project "Quality check of sustainability standards". The aim of the…

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Blue Angel – A national ecolabel with international impact – Updating of the internationalization strategy and cooperation with other type I ecolabels

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 04 / 2017

The overall objective of the project is to establish type I ecolabels worldwide, in particular the Blue Angel, in order to provide the consumer with reliable information on environmental and sustainability characteristics of products,…

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Extension of the product lifespan through the enforcement of consumer rights

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 03 / 2018

The aim of the project is to raise awareness among consumers about their rights relating to an extension of product usage and life-time to achieve an increased enforcement of consumer rights. The following sub-objectives have been…

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