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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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Determination of basics and evaluation methods of a life cycle assessment of the winter road maintenance service

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2022

The aim of the project is to develop a simple method for the life cycle assessment of winter road maintenance and to make it applicable to interested parties in the form of an intuitive Excel tool. The winter road maintenance service…

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Design options for economically viable biodiversity-enhancing milk production systems in the organic model regions of Freiburg and Ravensburg

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 11 / 2021

The importance of species-rich grassland for the biodiversity of flora and fauna in Germany has been described many times. At the same time, the conservation of existing grassland throughout Germany is  threatened. The decline in dairy…

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Market investigation as a preliminary study for a revision of the eco-label DE-UZ 153 Technically dried wood chips / wood pellets

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 05 / 2021

The Blue Angel for technically dried woodchips and wood pellets (DE-UZ 153) has existed since 2011. However, demand from manufacturers and suppliers is low: in June 2021, two wood pellet products were certified with the Blue Angel. In…

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Particularly environmentally friendly products at Saturn: Current EcoTopTen product recommendations

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 03 / 2021

EcoTopTen is an Internet platform of the Öko-Institut where consumers and procurers can find recommendations for top ecological products in the ten product clusters lighting, heat, electricity, large household appliances, small…

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Sustainable management: socio-ecological transformation of the food system. Shaping the future by involving pioneers of change and economically relevant actors

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 10 / 2020

The aim of the project is to develop a political roadmap for the socio-ecological transformation of the food system in Germany. The roadmap identifies short-, medium- and long-term starting points, instruments and measures to support…

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Design options for economically sustainable biodiversity-enhancing milk production systems in the model organic regions of Freiburg and Ravensburg

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 10 / 2020

The importance of species-rich grassland for the biodiversity of flora and fauna in Germany has been described many times. At the same time, the conservation of existing grassland throughout Germany is threatened. The decline in dairy…

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Utopia Product 2020. Particularly environmentally friendly products at Saturn: the latest EcoTop- Ten product recommendations

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2020

In 2012, Öko-Institut, Utopia and Saturn entered into a cooperation aimed at promoting the proportion of resource-saving appliances in households through targeted consumer information. The cooperation was continued in the following…

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Consumers4climate: How to position consumer organisations as relevant players in the debate against climate change?

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2019

Smart Home - Energy consumption and savings potential of intelligent devices

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

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…

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Transformative strategies for an integrated urban quarter development: plans of action and assessment of options for German high-influx cities (so-called "Schwarmstädte")

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

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…

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Market surveillance of the German eco label 'Blue Angel'

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Project staff:  Quack, D. | Brommer, E. | Bunke, D. | Gröger, J. | Stratmann, B. | Teufel, J.
End of project: 09 / 2019

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…

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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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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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Consulting services as part of the SSI phase IV for Work package 3: conceptual design and implementation of the

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 07 / 2014

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:

1.…

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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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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

Scientific consultation on the implementation of Directive 125/2009/EG (Ecodesign) and Directive 2010/30/EU (Energy labelling)

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 03 / 2015
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