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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Blue Angel for thermal insulation composite systems - Further development of the ecological criteria for the promotion of increased use of biocide-free plasters and coatings

Project manager: Blepp, M.
End of project: 12 / 2018

The project aims at further developing the sustainability criteria for external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS) with a view to the award of the Blue Angel in order to adequately reflect the great significance of EIFS as an…

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Drawing up of a best practice guide for the project "Avoidance of food waste in facilities of the catering and foodservice sector"

Project manager: Antony, F.
End of project: 12 / 2016

The aim of the project is to quantify for different types of catering services the environmental impact and improvement potentials along the various stages of the process, as well as to create for educational purposes a best practice…

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Collection of data on laptop standards, as well as development of assessment criteria for further product groups in the project "Quality check of sustainability standards"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 04 / 2016

In March 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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Sustainable management of chemicals: further development of sustainability criteria for chemical leasing and application in case studies

Project manager: Bunke, D.
End of project: 12 / 2017

Chemical leasing can significantly reduce the use of chemicals and the release of substances. With a view to assessing the sustainability of chemical leasing, criteria will be developed within the framework of this project.…

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Continuation of the former training series as part of the implementation of the administrative regulation on public procurement and environment

Project manager: Brommer, E.
End of project: 10 / 2015

Implementation of training for four selected, particularly relevant product groups which are currently addressed by the Senate and which are expected to apply as from January 2016. In the same manner as in the procedure for the entry…

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Further development of the Blue Angel program through new eco-labels and redevelopment of existing labels for innovation-orientated product groups

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 09 / 2018

In the framework of this project, scientific and technical investigations on products and services will be conducted. On that basis, award criteria for the ecolabel `Blue Angel` will be revised and redeveloped.

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Drawing up a best practice guide and an event concept relating to "Strategies to successfully introduce organic food in the catering of municipalities (`More organic food in municipalities`)"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 08 / 2015

The project "More organic food in municipalities" particularly aims at strengthening the demand for organic food by the public sector. It should help to assure that organic food and in particular regionally produced organic food in the…

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Review of the Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP)

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 11 / 2015

The increasing number of environmental challenges and resource constraints worldwide have led to growing demand for environmental technologies, products and services and have facilitated the emergence of green industries. Europe`s…

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Methods and tools of the eco design of plastics packagings

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 08 / 2015

Trafo 3.0 - Model for designing socio-ecological transformation processes in practice: development and testing in three application areas

Project manager: Gensch, C.
End of project: 09 / 2018

From the viewpoint of sustainability, there is an urgent need and time pressure to achieve a change of direction towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns. Although there are many individual initiatives, there is a…

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Strengthening ecological design as a quality criterion in enterprises

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 01 / 2017

Enabling consumer action towards top energy-efficient products (TOPTEN ACT) - Study within the framework programme Horizon 2020 of the European Commission

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 08 / 2018

TOPTEN ACT aims at transforming the European market of energy-using products towards higher energy efficiency by addressing non-technical market barriers. It builds on the concept that it is ultimately consumer action (ACTion = the…

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Utopia Product 2015. Environmentally sound products availabe at Saturn stores: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2015

Making available the up-to-date EcoTopTen market overviews for the following seven product groups: televisions, refrigerators and freezers, espresso machines, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers and vacuum cleaners

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Product Guide for Sustainable Public Procurement in the Framework of the Municipal Sustainability Initiative of Baden-Württemberg

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 07 / 2015

Climate Initiative (CI): the EcoTopTen product award – focus on Energy Saving (SEK)

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 06 / 2018

The overall objective of the project is to make an active contribution to the national climate protection targets in Germany. The overall objectives of the project are to increase the market share of energy-efficient, energy-saving…

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The Blue Angel – a national label with international impact. Award criteria for air conditioning units and international harmonization work

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
End of project: 08 / 2018

Technical support for the revision of ecodesign and energy/resource label implementing measures for the product group: Household dishwashers (Lot 1)

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 11 / 2016

Support of the European Commission with regard to the revision of the Ecodesign and Energy label regulations for household dishwashers. In this context, information regarding existing standards and legislation, market data, consumer…

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Update on the label-review "Evaluation of selected product groups according to environmental and social criteria"

Project manager: Brommer, E.
End of project: 06 / 2015

Expert advice related to the project "Quality check of sustainability standards" - product group IT

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 02 / 2015

The aim of the project directed by GIZ is to provide access for consumers, public authorities, businesses and civil society to an internationally agreed methodology for measuring and evaluating the performance and credibility of…

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REACH in practice IV: Supporting stakeholders in the establishment and maintenance of REACH expertise

Project manager: Bunke, D.
End of project: 08 / 2017

Five workshops on various topics of REACH are carried out in the framework of the project. They have been designed to support SMEs in the implementation of REACH. The workshops will be featured on the German Federal Environment…

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