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A cool head for sustainable solutions

authors: Buchert, M. | Brohmann, B. | Brühl, W. | Hermann, A. | Manhart, A. | Schmidt, G. | Untersteller, F.
Year of publication: 01 / 2007

Global demand for natural resources is increasing. Not only industrialized countries, but also newly industrializing countries such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa increase the pressure on energy sources, metal ores,…

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Life Cycle Analysis of hand-drying systems + Supplement

A comparison of cotton towels and paper towels

authors: Eberle, U. | Möller, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2006

The European Textile Service Association (E.T.S.A.) commissioned Öko-Institut to compare two mechanical hand drying systems: the continuous cotton roll system and the paper towel system. Goal of this study was to gain more information on…

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Life Cycle Analysis on hand-drying systems

A comparison of cotton towels and paper towels

Project manager: Eberle, U.
End of project: 06 / 2006

The European Textile Service Association (E.T.S.A.) commissioned Öko-Institut to compare two mechanical hand drying systems: the continuous cotton roll system and the paper towel system. Goal of this study was to gain more information…

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Comparison of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions and Abatement Cost of Nuclear and Alternative Energy Options from a Life-Cycle Perspective

updated version

author: Fritsche, U. R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

An earlier version of t his paper was presented at the CNIC Conference on Nuclear Energy and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Tokyo, November 1997.

In this paper, we address both, presenting results of life-cycle cost and emission analyses of…

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Green Goal TM - Legacy Report

authors: Stahl, H. | Hochfeld, C. | Schmied, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

In June and July 2006 the world experienced a breathtaking football festival, and for the first time in the history of the World Cup the environment was on the programme. With Green Goal™, an innovative and ambitious environmental…

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Tankering strategies for evading emissions trading in the aviation sector

Discussion Paper

author: Cames, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2006

In terms of the introduction of emissions trading in the aviation sector, the question arises as to which actors ought to be obliged to participate in emissions trading. One of the possible options being discussed is to oblige fuel…

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Green Goal TM - Legacy Report

Project manager: v.A.
End of project: 11 / 2006

In June and July 2006 the world experienced a breathtaking football festival, and for the first time in the history of the World Cup the environment was on the programme. With Green Goal™, an innovative and ambitious environmental…

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Comparison of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions and Abatement Cost of Nuclear and Alternative Energy Options from a Life-Cycle Perspective

updated version

Project manager: Fritsche, U.
End of project: 01 / 2006

An earlier version of t his paper was presented at the CNIC Conference on Nuclear Energy and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Tokyo, November 1997.

In this paper, we address both, presenting results of life-cycle cost and emission analyses of…

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Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Washing machines

Life Cycle Assessment and determination of optimal life span/Refinement of Task 4: Further use versus substitution of washing machines in stock

Year of publication: 01 / 2005

Due to technological advance during the last 10 to 15 years of both washing machines and detergents, significant reductions of energy and water consumption during the use-phase of a washing machine could be realised. Although new…

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Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Washing machines

Life Cycle Assessment and determination of optimal life span/Refinement of Task 4: Further use versus substitution of washing machines in stock

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 11 / 2005

Based on the methodology of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) in these studies both the optimal life-span of new washing machines (as input for product development strategies) as well as the question of further…

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Energy demand of tumble driers with respect to differences in technology and ambient conditions

Final Report

authors: Rüdenauer, I. | Gensch, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2004

Tumble driers have a high ratio of and increasing impact on total electricity demand of households. In contrast to different other household appliances the market is not saturated yet and therefore growing selling rates can be expected.

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Energy demand of tumble driers with respect to differences in technology and ambient conditions

Final Report

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
End of project: 01 / 2004

Tumble driers have a high ratio of and increasing impact on total electricity demand of households. In contrast to different other household appliances the market is not saturated yet and therefore growing selling rates can be…

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Recovery Options for Plastic Parts from End-of-Life Vehicles: an Eco-Efficiency Assessment

Final Report

authors: Jenseit, W. | Stahl, H. | Wollny, V. | Wittlinger, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2003

The new European End-of-Life-Vehicles (ELV) Directive 2000/53/EC defines specific recovery, reuse and recycling targets for cars. In an eco-efficiency study, the Öko-Institut in Darmstadt/Germany analysed and evaluated the recycling and…

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Recovery Options for Plastic Parts from End-of-Life Vehicles: an Eco-Efficiency Assessment

Final Report

Project manager: Jenseit, W.
End of project: 05 / 2003

The new European End-of-Life-Vehicles (ELV) Directive 2000/53/EC defines specific recovery, reuse and recycling targets for cars. In an eco-efficiency study, the Öko-Institut in Darmstadt/Germany analysed and evaluated the recycling…

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