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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Consumers4climate: How to position consumer organisations as relevant players in the debate against climate change?
Smart Home - Energy consumption and savings potential of intelligent devices
The overarching objective of the project is to show that the use of intelligent and networked devices in private households can potentially lead to energy savings, but that the corresponding devices themselves - due to their smart…
Transformative strategies for an integrated urban quarter development: plans of action and assessment of options for German high-influx cities (so-called "Schwarmstädte")
This collaborative project aims at developing integrated visions of the future, addressing the existing target conflicts from the perspective of municipalities and citizens. The project develops concrete recommendations for action at…
Market surveillance of the German eco label 'Blue Angel'
The aim of the project is to develop and test a concept for a market surveillance programme for the environmental label “Blue Angel”. To this purpose, the market surveillance systems of existing eco-labels are being investigated in…
Strengthening ecological design as a quality criterion in enterprises
Enabling consumer action towards top energy-efficient products (TOPTEN ACT) - Study within the framework programme Horizon 2020 of the European Commission
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…
Utopia Product 2015. Environmentally sound products availabe at Saturn stores: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations
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
Climate Initiative (CI): the EcoTopTen product award – focus on Energy Saving (SEK)
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…
Consulting services as part of the SSI phase IV for Work package 3: conceptual design and implementation of the
In the framework of the overall SSI project phase IV, the Oeko-Institut`s work shall be effected as part of work package 3: Conceptual design and implementation of the "current mirror". It includes the following three work packages:
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
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…
Maximising TopTen Communication on Top Runner Products (Euro-TopTen-Max)
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…
EcoTopTen 2.0 - Promoting energy efficient products and energy savings through market surveys, social media activities and campaigns
Scientific consultation on the implementation of Directive 125/2009/EG (Ecodesign) and Directive 2010/30/EU (Energy labelling)
Product Carbon Footprint of green coffee - Comparison of two studies conducted by E.D.E Consulting and by Öko-Institut
Service Contract Research & Testing Project on “Consumer requirements on carbon footprint or CO2 labels”
The purpose of the study is to address the main concerns of ANEC concerning CO2-labelling of products and to suggest requirements for inclusion in a future international standard or potential European standards and legislation.…