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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Environmental information on products and services - requirements, tools, examples

Project manager: Gensch, C.
End of project: 07 / 2013

Aim of the project is an update of the existing brochure from 2008 (published by BDI, BMU and UBA), taking into account the recent developments relating to PCF, PWF and PEF.

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Utopia Product 2013. Environmentally sound products availabe at Saturn stores: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations, guidebook for the point of sale and guidelines for the sales staff

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2013

Providing the current EcoTopTen market overviews for the following seven product groups: televisions, refrigerators and freezers, espresso machines, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers and vacuum cleaners.

- Providing customer…

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Low-emission public procurement and eco-labelling – Support of the GIZ project in the detailed design of the regional workshop

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 05 / 2013

Input ratios: Allocation coefficients for poly-cultures of coffee production

Project manager: Liu, R.
End of project: 03 / 2013

Technical Support for the revision of ecolabel and green public procurement GPP Criteria Lot 4

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 05 / 2014

The project`s objective is to support JRC IPTS in revising the existing Ecolabel and GPP criteria of televisions.

The priority in this revision process is to first analyse which of the existing criteria and the supporting evidence are…

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Technical Support for the revision of ecolabel and green public procurement GPP Criteria Lot 1

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 05 / 2014

The project`s objective is to support JRC IPTS in revising the existing Ecolabel and GPP criteria of personal computers and notebook computers.

The priority in this revision process is to first analyse which of the existing criteria…

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Study on the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT - cost/benefit analysis / SMART 2012/0064

Project manager: Graulich, K.
End of project: 07 / 2013

The objective of this study is to support the Commission in identifying the most promising options for integrating the methodologies that are applied for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy footprint of Information and…

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Sufficiency in everyday life – concept, necessity, potentials, and political steering options

Project manager: Wolff, F. | Fischer, C.
End of project: 10 / 2013

The goal of the project is to compile and process existing knowledge on sufficiency and to launch an internal debate with the goal of preparing further activities (especially acquisitions). In Module 1, the state of the art is…

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Supporting Stadtwerke Karlsruhe (SWK) in their transformation towards a climate friendly municipal utility company and towards climate neutral products

Project manager: Marquardt, M.
End of project: 12 / 2012

Sufficiency in everyday life – concept, necessity, potentials, and political steering options

Project manager: Wolff, F.
End of project: 10 / 2013

The goal of the project is to compile and process existing knowledge on sufficiency and to launch an internal debate with the goal of preparing further activities (especially acquisitions). In Module 1, the current stand of research…

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To publication "When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action" To publication "When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials"

Ecological and economical aspects in a comparison of desktop computers intended to be used by public authorities, under consideration of the user behavior

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 09 / 2015

Sustainable software – expert talk and documentation

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 09 / 2015

Indicators and criteria of an overarching sustainability seal

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 01 / 2013

The expert opinion on "Indicators and Criteria of a general sustainability label" investigates- challenges in terms of content and methodology arising from the development of criteria and indicators for a general sustainability label,…

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Towards an overall measurement methodology of the carbon and energy footprints of the ICT sector - SMART 2011/0073

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 07 / 2012

The objective of this review is to perform an exhaustive analysis of all the initiatives which are explicitly designed for or could be applicable to measuring the GHG emissions and energy consumption of the ICT sector.

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Revision and further development of the `Blue Angel` climate label: Expertises on the revision of existing award criteria for eco-labels and on the update of the Top 100 project on climate-relevant products

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 03 / 2014

Maximising TopTen Communication on Top Runner Products (Euro-TopTen-Max)

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2014

The Euro-TopTen-Max goal is for the 19 national TopTen website (covering 90% of Europe`s population), through highlighting top runners and championing best available technology, to increase the demand for top runner products (raising…

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EcoTopTen 2.0 - Promoting energy efficient products and energy savings through market surveys, social media activities and campaigns

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 12 / 2014

Advising the Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH on structure and design of the website `Veggie Guide` on the issue of climate and environmental impacts of nutrition

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 01 / 2012

Presenting the results of two UBA-ICT-studies to the International Expert Community

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2012

Estimating the potential of consumer electronics devices in terms of energy and resource efficiency

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 09 / 2014
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