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Projects Welle and InoCottonGROW at the stakeholder forum of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development 2019


The stakeholder forum of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with the topic „Wasser. Mit Sicherheit! Für alle.“ („Water. Certainly. For all“) took place in Berlin on the 21st of March. The projects WELLE and InoCottonGROW were presented within the break-out session „Environment and climate – sustainability of the production and consumption“. The following discussion included potentials and limitations of the water footprint method as management tool for politics and industry.
 
Both projects focus on the implementation and enhancement of the water footprint method, which serves as a tool to model and quantify impacts associated with the water use along the product life cycles and supply chains.
 
10.04.2019
 

 
A new captain on the bridge


Prof. Finkbeiner will be the new Editor-in-Chief of the "International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment" starting January 2020 and thus the successor of Mary Ann Curran.
The article can be found here.
 
Congratulations!
 
11.03.2019
 

 
Life LCA going global


In cooperation with Dirk Gratzel, a software entrepreneur from Germany, the team at the Department of Sustainable Engineering (SEE) calculated his life’s environmental footprint, meaning the resources consumed and emissions related to all his life activities (eating, travelling etc.) since birth. Results from Mr. Gratzel’s “Life-LCA” were covered by the press at the U.N. climate summit (COP24), taking place this week in Katowice, Poland . Similar articles appeared in the New York Times, Washington Times, Taiwan News and The Hindu. SEE will continue its work with Mr. Gratzel to work out options for him to reduce his environmental footprint and live a more sustainable life.
 
 
13.12.2018
 

 
Vanessa Bach received the doctoral prize


Vanessa Bach received the doctoral prize for junior scientists of the Faculty III with her doctoral thesis on "Assessment of abiotic and biotic resource use for products and regions in the context of sustainable development".
Congratulations!
Dissertation:depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/8053
 
 
07.12.2018
 

 
“BioMat” Poster voted as the best Poster


The “BioMat” poster was voted as the best poster at this year's LCA Food conference (out of 42 posters). The BioMat project aims to integrate ecological parameters of bio-based materials into the material selection process of industrial design processes. To this end, the Chair of Sustainable Engineering (SEE) at TUB is responsible for developing an easy-to-use, but scientifically robust, LCA-based assessment approach for bio-based materials. Further information on the project can be found at: BiomatLCA

Congratulations!
 
 
24.10.2018
 

 
Updating the S-LCA Guidelines: Towards an updated Guidelines for Social LCA – Scale up and road testing of Social LCA & Social Organizational LCA (S-LCA & SOLCA)


Goal of this project – supported by the Life Cycle Initiative and coordinated by the Social LC Alliance and the Chair of Sustainable Engineering (SEE) at TU Berlin – is an update of the S-LCA Guidelines, which were published in 2009.
The project consists of 2 phases: In the first phase the SLCA-Guidelines are revised, considering and incorporating methodological advancements and practical experiences gained over the last 10 years. Amongst others this includes the integration of the framework for Social Organizational LCA (SOLCA) developed by SEE. In the second phase, the updated guidelines will be roadtested, i.e. applied to a range of products and organizations.

Details on the project can be found here:
www.lifecycleinitiative.org
www.social-lca.org

 
 
 
24.09.2018
 

 
Research In Engineering Design journal


Prof. Finkbeiner was invited as the Area Editor for Sustainability
of the Research In Engineering Design journal.


Congratulations!
 
 
12.09.2018
 

 
Publication addressing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)


At the end of the PEF pilot phase, FG SEE conducted a comprehensive analysis of the pilot phase and the published documents to answer the question of whether PEF leads to better comparability of products and which challenges still need to be addressed in the transition phase.
The answers to these questions can be found in the publication:
doi.org/10.3390/su10082898
 
 
17.08.2018
 

 
Results from project “Water Footprint of German and European imports of agricultural products”


The results of the project “Water Footprint of German and European imports of agricultural products: trends and development in the context of water scarcity” , which was conducted together with the NGO “Bread for the World”, are published in a leaflet. It identifies hotspots for the European imports on the product and country level, gives an overview on water related problems in selected countries and highlights the issues of rights priorities of diverse water users.
The leaflet was presented by Bread for the World during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (09.07 – 18.07.2018) in New York and is available for download here: Water footprint EU imports
 
 
 
23.07.2018
 

 
Publications addressing the performance of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program


Nikolay Minkov und Vanessa Bach recently published two articles that examine the performance of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program (C2C). The two criteria-based evaluations focus first, on the investigation of C2C as a tool for external communication and second, on its ability to robustly determine the environmental performance of certified products.
This work aims at providing a critical, yet scientifically-plausible and neutral review of the C2C method, as the Program becomes more and more popular lately.
The publications can be accessed here:

doi:10.3390/su10030738
doi: 10.3390/su10051562
 
 
22.05.2018
 

 
Application of ESSENZ method by Daimler


The ESSENZ method (www.see.tu-berlin.de/ESSENZ ) developed within a BMBF project to assess resource efficiency of products has been used for the environmental certificate of cars and will be applied to enhance the sustainability strategy of Daimler.
Further information is available here .
 
 
04.05.2018
 

 
Water Footprint of agricultural imports: Trends and development in the context of water scarcity


A study on the water footprint of agricultural imports to Germany and the European Union was carried out at the chair of Sustainable Engineering. The results demonstrate that 11 km³ of water are consumed for the irrigation of agricultural plants in the exporting countries every year which corresponds to 700 times the volume of the Wannsee. One third of the virtual water imports originates from very water scarce countries, e.g. Pakistan, Egypt and Turkey. The results of the study were presented during the World Water Forum in Brazil in March 2018. A detailed project description can be found here:
www.see.tu-berlin.de/
 
 
20.03.2018
 

 
Are we still keeping it "real"?


Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner and Christoph Koffler published an article about the challenges in end-of-life modelling in LCA and presented options for adequate calculation of recycling credits in open-loop and closed-loop situations.
The paper should represent a stimulus to a productive and lively debate on the matter.
 
The article can be found here:
doi.org/10.1007/s11367-017-1404-x
 
 
24.102017
 

 
RessMob


The project RessMob was launched on the 1st of October 2017. The aim of this research project is to develop an LCA compatible approach for the assessment of the use of biotic and abiotic resources including water and soil which is applicable to all kinds of products and services. This assessment method will be exemplarily applied and tested for different alternative mobility options, in order to demonstrate its both practical feasibility and scientific robustness. Further information is available here .
 
 
24.10.2017
 

 
Life cycle based CO2 emission credits


Annekatrin Lehmann and colleagues published an article explaining how the efficiency and effectiveness of current automotive CO2 legislation could be improved by integrating a life cycle perspective. The article can be found here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com
 
 
25.09.2017
 

 
Enhancing the assessment of critical resource use at the country level with the SCARCE method – Case study of Germany


Vanessa Bach and her colleagues developed a method to assess criticality of abiotic resources and raw materials on regional level. The method is applied to a case study of Germany.
The article can be found here:
www.sciencedirect.com
 
31.07.2017
 

 
Call for papers for the Special Issue "Life Cycle based Assessment Tools for Water Consumption and Management"


Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner, Dr. Masaharu Motoshita and Dr. Markus Berger work as Guest Editors on a special Issue with the titel „Life Cycle based Assessment Tools for Water Consumption and Management“ for the international, open-access Journal „Water“. The call for paper is intended for scientists and practitioners dealing with methodological developments and case studies covering the broad range of water footprint approaches .
Deadline for manuscript submissions is 31.12.2017.
 
Further information is available at:
www.mdpi.com
 
01.06.2017
 

 
InoCottonGROW


The project InoCottonGROW was launched on the 3rd of April 2017. It is a collaborative project of 26 partners from Germany, Pakistan and Turkey and aims at contributing to a sustainable water use along the cotton-textile value chain. The main goal of the chair Sustainable Engineering is to enhance Water Footprint to a region specific management tool for political decision-makers, textile manufacturers and consumers.
More information is available on the project webpage inocottongrow.net.
 
28.04.2017
 

 
Review of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Potential for Its Adoption at an Automotive Company


Peter Tarne and colleagues conducted a structured literature review on the state of the art of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA). Their results were combined with an analysis of the state of LCSA implementation in the automotive industry and at an automotive company to derive the primary research needs for putting LCSA into practice.
The article can be found here:
dx.doi.org
 
 
27.04.2017
 

 
Screening Indicators for the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI)


Ya-Ju Chang and colleagues proposed an indicator set to measure social, economic and environmental aspects relevant to child development. This indicator set is the basis for a new index - the so-called Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI). This new index is currently being developed at the Chair of Sustainable Engineering and will allow to assess the countries´ performance with regard to sustainable child development. The publication will be available for download under
dx.doi.org

 
 
27.04.2017
 

 
Assessing the Availability of Terrestrial Biotic Materials in Product Systems (BIRD)


Vanessa Bach and her colleagues developed a method to assess the availability of terrestrial biotic materials in product systems. The method is applied on a case study regarding biofuels.
 
The article can be found here:
dx.doi.org
 
 
26.01.2017
 

 
Book: "Special Types of Life Cycle Assessment" has been published recently


The Book “Special Types of Life Cycle Assessment” by Prof. Finkbeiner (Editor) has just been published by Springer.
This book presents special types of and emerging tools for LCA such as water footprinting and organizational LCA.
For more information please visit
www.springer.com


16.01.2017
 

 
Method development for assessing fair wage potentials in social life cycle assessment



Sabrina Neugebauer and colleagues recently developed a method for assessing fair wages within the social life cycle assessment framework. Accompanied they developed a first database providing secondary wage data and characterization factors.
The article can be found here:
dx.doi.org
The database is accessible under:
www.see.tu-berlin.de/menue/forschung/ergebnisse/fair_wage_aequivalente/parameter/de/
 
 
15.12.2016
 

 
ESSENZ - Integrated method to assess resource efficiency


Within the ESSENZ-Project founded by the ‘Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung’ a comprehensive method to assess the resource efficiency of abiotic materials was established. The publication can be found here:
dx.doi.org
 
 
19.07.2016
 

 
Approach to qualify decision support maturity of new versus established impact assessment methods


Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner recently published an approach to determine the maturity of new versus established impact assessment methods. The approach is applied for the LCIA categories acidification and eutrophication. The publication can be found here:
dx.doi.org
 
 
19.07.2016
 

 
New concept for economic life cycle based assessments


Sabrina Neugebauer and colleagues recently published a paper addressing life cycle costing. It was published in the Sustainability Online Journal with the title „From Life Cycle Costing to Economic Life Cycle Assessment—Introducing an Economic Impact Pathway“. The paper can be downloaded via:
dx.doi.org
 
 
29.04.2016
 

 
Approach to assess ocean acidification within LCA


SEE developed an approach to assess ocean acidification within LCA. Details of the approach as well as the determined characterization factors were recently published in the article “Characterization model to assess ocean acidification within life cycle assessment” and can be found here:
dx.doi.org
 
27.04.2016
 

 
MEASURE


The final dissemination event of the H2020-funded MEASURE project took place on 2nd March 2016 in Berlin. The ultimate goal of the project was the development of a Roadmap for sustainability assessment of the European process industries, which was presented at the event. SEE was an active member throughout the whole project and co-author of the Roadmap. The electronic version of the document, together the respective background documentation will be available on the project’s webpage (www.spire2030.eu) from 1st April 2016.


11.03.2016
 

 
Publication addressing automotive Life Cycle Assessment


Elisabeth Weymar and Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner recently published a paper addressing automotive life cycle assessment. It was published in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment with the title „Statistical analysis of empirical lifetime mileage data for automotive LCA”. The paper can be downloaded via: dx.doi.org


10.01.2016
 

 
Publication of PCR for Lifts


On the 15th October 2015, the International EPD® System published the Product Category Rules (PCR) for lifts, according to ISO 14025. Launched in May 2013, the process took over 2 years, consisting of several physical workshops and open stakeholder consultations. The development course and document preparation was led and moderated by Nikolay Minkov of the Chair of Sustainable Engineering (SEE). The European Lift Association (ELA) – the voice of the European lift industry – participated actively in the process. Ultimately, the PCR for lifts represents an agreement between lift manufacturers, component producers, consultancies and academia.
The PCR can be downloaded via www.environdec.com


11.11.2015
 

 
Mission accomplished!


We ran for kids and thanks to our many supporters we achieved in sum 10,420 € directly donated to Akut-Hilfe e.V.
 
The chair of Sustainable Engineering says THANK YOU!
If you want to see more visit our Facebook-page: www.facebook.com/werunforkids
 

 
21.09.2015
 

 
Publication on social organizational Life Cycle Assessment (SOLCA)


Dr. Julia Martínez-Blanco, Dr. Annekatrin Lehmann, Ya-Ju Chang and Prof. Finkbeiner recently published the article “Social organizational LCA (SOLCA) - a new approach for implementing social LCA” in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. This article presents a new approach to assess social aspect on an organizational level, which picks up challenges of the “UNEP/SETAC Social LCA Guidelines for products“ and proposes solutions how to tackle them. The publication will be available for download shortly under dx.doi.org


27.08.2015
 

 
Book section addressing LCA in legislation


Dr. Annekatrin Lehmann, Prof Finkbeiner, Clare Broadbent und Russ T. Balzer recently published a book section in “LCA Compendium - The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment –”, which presents and discusses potential promising policy options for integrating LCA in legislation. The book was printed by Springer and can be found under: springer.com


24.08.2015
 

 
We run for kids - Donate


10 scientists from the Chair of Sustainable Engineering will participate in the 6 km company run "b2run" on the 10th of September. For the run, the ten members offer to change their identity from scientists to comic-characters
...under the condition, that 10,000 € are donated to support the organization "Acute support for children and adolescents in Lebanon". This non-profit association organizes and (co-)finances the medical treatment of seriously ill children in Lebanon who otherwise wouldn’t have access to medical care.
 
For more information about the cause and bank account information visit the website
www.we-run-for-kids.org
 

 
01.07.2015
 

 
The editorial on Organizational Life Cycle Assessment has recently been published


Dr. Julia Martinez-Blanco and colleagues have recently published an editorial in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment that officially announces and shortly presents the new UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative product, a guidance on organizational Life Cycle Assessment. It can be downloaded via: dx.doi.org


10.06.2015
 

 
Saving the Planet’s Climate or Water Resources? Publication addresses environmental trade-offs in European biofuel consumption


Markus Berger and colleagues recently published a study on the carbon and water footprint of European biofuel consumption. The article published in the scientific journal Sustainability (open access, download here) reveals the large volumes of irrigation water needed to produce biofuels in partly water stressed regions around the world. Especially small shares of bioethanol derived from sugar cane in Egypt (0.7%) and biodiesel produced from sunflower seed in Spain (0.9%), dominate water consumption related impacts resulting from European Biofuel consumption.


26.05.2015
 

 
The Guidance on Organizational Life Cycle Assessment has recently been published


UNEP/SETAC recently published the guidance on organizational life cycle assessment. Dr. Julia Martinez-Blanco as the coordinator, Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner and Prof. Atsushi Inaba as Co-Chairs, and 70 participants contributed to the successful launching of the guidance. The first road testing phase is to begin soon by means of 10 real organizations. Life Cycle Assessment is frequently applied to products, but has not yet been established as common practice to evaluate product portfolios of organizations. With the guidance on organizational life cycle assessment this is now possible. Further information can be taken from: www.lifecycleinitiative.org


03.05.2015
 

 
Publication addressing Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment


Sabrina Neugebauer and colleagues recently published a paper addressing life cycle sustainability assessment. It was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production with the title „Enhancing the practical implementation of life cycle sustainability assessment - proposal of a Tiered approach“ and can be downloaded via: dx.doi.org


25.04.2015
 

 
Publication addressing organizational Life Cycle Assessment


Dr. Julia Martinez-Blanco and colleagues recently published a paper addressing organizational life cycle assessment. It was published in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment with the title „Scoping organizational LCA—challenges and solutions“ and can be downloaded via: dx.doi.org


21.04.2015
 

 
Prof. Finkbeiner Chair of the ISO committee for Life cycle assessment


Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner has been once again elected as the Chair of the ISO committee for Life cycle assessment for the next three years.


18.03.2015
 

 
Publication addressing anthropogenic abiotic resource depletion in LCA


Dr. Laura Schneider and colleagues recently published a paper entitled „Abiotic resource depletion in LCA – background and update of the anthropogenic stock extended abiotic depletion potential (AADP) model“ in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. It can be found under: dx.doi.org


20.02.2015
 

 
Publication addressing Type III Environmental Declarations Programs


Nikolay Minkov and colleagues recently published a paper entitled „Type III Environmental Declaration Programmes and harmonization of product category rules: status quo and practical challenges“ in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It can be found under: dx.doi.org


19.02.2015
 

 
Book review on Water footprint methodologies


Dr. Markus Berger recently published a book review of “The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society” in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. It can be found under: dx.doi.org


07.10.2014
 

 
Publication addressing impact pathways for social life cycle assessment


Sabrina Neugebauer and colleagues recently published a paper addressing impact pathways in social life cycle assessment. It was published online in Sustainability with the title „Impact pathways to address social well-being and social justice in SLCA – Fair Wage and Level of Education“ and can be downloaded via: mdpi.com


30.07.2015
 

 
PCRs developed by SEE published


On 28th April 2014, the International EPD® System published two new PCRs (according to ISO 14025). Both documents were developed by the Chair of Sustainable Engineering (SEE) in cooperation with different companies of the sector (oil processors). The documents are the first of their kind, as both were prepared in conformity with the Guidance for PCR development (published in August 2013).
More information and link to both PCRs can be found here:
environdec.com


06.05.2014
 

 
Publication of a new method for water footprinting


Markus Berger and colleagues recently published a new method for the accounting and impact assessment of water consumption along product lifecycles. The article „Water Accounting and Vulnerability Evaluation (WAVE): Considering Atmospheric Evaporation Recycling and the Risk to Freshwater Depletion in Water Footprinting” was published in the scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology: dx.doi.org.


07.04.2014
 

 
Book section addressing Challenges in Life Cycle Assessment


Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner and colleagues recently published a book section in “LCA Compendium - The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment –Volume 1: Background and Future Prospects in Life Cycle Assessment” addressing current challenges in life cycle assessment. It was printed by Springer and can be found under: springer.com


21.03.2014
 

 
Publication of a new allocation procedure for agricultural LCAs


Gerhard Brankatschk and Professor Matthias Finkbeiner recently published a paper in Journal of Cleaner Production entitled „Application of the Cereal Unit in a new allocation procedure for agricultural life cycle assessments“, which can be found under: dx.doi.org.


19.02.2014
 

 
Publication on Social Life Cycle Assessment


Dr. Julia Martinez-Blanco et al. recently published a paper in Journal of Cleaner Production entitled „Application challenges for the social LCA of fertilizers within Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment“, which can be found under: dx.doi.org.


18.02.2014
 

 
Publication on indirect land use change


Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner recently published a paper in Biomass and Bioenergy entitled
„Indirect land use change: Help beyond the hype?“, which can be downloaded under: dx.doi.org.


18.02.2014
 

 
PEF Editorial


Prof. Finkbeiner has successfully published an editorial regarding the Product Environmental Footprint of the EU Commission in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.
It can be downloaded via:

Springer.com


08.01.2014
 

 
PCRs developed by SEE launched for open stakeholder consultations


On 14th November 2013, the International EPD® System (environdec.com)launched the open stakeholder consultations of two new PCRs (based on ISO 14025).
Both draft documents are developed by the Chair of Sustainable Engineering (SEE) in cooperation with different companies of the sector (oil processors).
SEE is author of the background critically-reviewed LCA study, used to develop the PCRs (Fediol.eu), and also moderator of the whole PCR development process (according to ISO 14025).

For more information and/or participation in the consultations, please visit the webpages of each document:

CPC 8814 Oilseed processing service

CPC 8814 Crude vegetable oil refining service



18.11.2013

 

 

 
 
Innovative Energy Policies Journal (IEP)


Prof. Finkbeiner was invited as the Editor-in-Chief of the Innovative Energy Policies Journal (IEP).
 
Congratulations!


17.10.2013
 

 
Report for steel life cycle assessment (LCA) study published


The report of the LCA study for steel, which deals with the evaluation of recycling within the steel life cycle, is now published on the webpage of the Stahl-Zentrum.
The study aimed at developing a new methodology for taking into account recycling processes within the LCA of steel. In addition the study was critically reviewed by a review-panel to ensure ISO compliance.


10.07.2013
 

 
"Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management" one of the most downloaded ebooks


The book 'Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management“ published in connection with the Life Cycle Management Conference 2011 is scored under the top 25 % downloaded ebooks within the related Springer ebook collection 2012. Further information can be found under:

www.springer.com

25.06.2013
 

 
Publication in scientific journal won award


The scientific paper “Water Footprint of European Cars: Potential Impacts of Water Consumption along Automobile Life Cycles“ published in the journal “Environmental Science and Technology” won the 2012 award Second Runner-Up Best Article in the category environmental technology. Thus, the paper written by Markus Berger, Jens Warsen, Stephan Krinke, Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner belongs to the Top 15 out of 1,640 publications in “Environmental Science and Technology” in 2012.
 
For further information visit pubs.acs.org .


22.05.2013
 

 
Prof. Finkbeiner appointed once again


The German federal environmental minister Peter Altmaier once again appointed Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner for the Blue Angel Jury.
 
The first meeting of the new Jury took place 14th of March 2013 in Berlin, welcomed by the secretary of state Katherina Reiche.
 
The Jury represents environmental associations, consumer organizations, trade associations, communities as well as media and scientific organizations. It is the independent committee of the Blue Angel label.
 
Currently the label is available for 125 product groups, considering climate, environment and health, resources and water. At the moment 11,700 products and ca. 1,380 companies are labeled with the Blue Angel.

15.3.2013
 
 

 
SFIS Scientific Council


The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the EU
Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA)
today announced the
launch of a Scientific Council for the Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability Project (SFIS). Prof. Finkbeiner will take the position of the Chairman of the SFIS Scientific Council.
 


14.01.2013
 

 
Expert discussion


Prof. Finkbeiner was invited at the 13th December 2012 as a member of the EMAS-Award-Jury from the German environmental minister Altmaier to discuss the EMAS-Regulation.



Copyright Hilgers/BMU

17.12.2012
 

 
Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management


Prof. Finkbeiner was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management.
 
Congratulations!!

07.12.2012
 

 
EMAS-Award 2012


On November 29th 2012 this year's EMAS-Award will be handed out in Brussels. Professor Finkbeiner will be part of the jury.

For additional information and news, please visit
ec.europa.eu .

11.09.2012
 

 
Editorial Future of LCA in the ISO


In current International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Professor Finkbeiner provides a glimpse into the future of LCA within the ISO standard, titled From the 40s to the 70s, the future of LCA in the ISO 14000 family.

For further information please clickhere.

09.09.2012
 

 
Editorial LCA’s theory and practice


An editorial titled LCA’s theory and practice: like ebony and ivory living in perfect harmony? with the participation of Professor Finkbeiner was published by The International Journal of Sustainable Engineering.


For more information please click here.

13.08.2012
 

 
Artikel im International Journal of Sustainable Engineering


The International Journal of Sustainable Engineering has published an article by the chair of sustainable engineering concerning Carbon footprint of recycled biogenic products: the challenge of modelling CO2 removal credits.

For more informations click here.

13.03.2012
 

 
LCM 2011


Ecomobility.tv has published a short documentation on LCM 2011.

You can watch it on
www.ecomobility.tv.

18.11.2011




 
LCM 2011 Book


The LCM 2011 Conference Book: Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management by Prof. Finkbeiner (Editor) has just been published by Springer.



For more information please visit springer.com

21.08.11




 
LCM 2011


This year we are the organizer of the Life Cycle Management conference “LCM 2011 - Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management”.



The Life Cycle Management conference series is established as one of the leading events worldwide in the field of environmental, economical and social sustainability. The unique feature of LCM are practical solutions for the implementation of life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision-making. LCM 2011 brings you up to date on the latest international developments and provides a platform for sharing your accomplishments.



Just like its highly successful predecessor events in Zurich (2007) and Cape Town (2009) LCM 2011 will again feature a powerful technical program, as well as special sessions on selected topics. The concurrent exhibition will facilitate the presentation of state-of-the-art technological services and equipment to an interested audience of international decision-makers from science, industry, NGOs and public bodies.



For more information please visit LCM2011.org

14.04.11




 
New Zealand LCM Centre


Prof. Finkbeiner was invited to join the Advisory Board of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre. Congratulations! For more information: click here .

27.10.10
 

 
Article in Sustainability


Matthias Finkbeiner, Erwin M. Schau, Annekatrin Lehmann und Marzia Traverso have published an article with the title Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment in the journal Sustainability . For more Information, see publications or download the article here for free.
 

 
The prof's judgement is needed


Prof. Finkbeiner was appointed member of the jury which awards the blauer Engel. Congratulations!

Für more information: click here
20.5.2010
 
 

 
Article in Vienna Newspaper


An Article named The CO2-Footprint was published in a Vienna Newspaper. It describes the climatic balance for food, which was developed at the chair of sustainable engineering.
Read the article here for free.
6.5.2010
 
 

 
Masterthesis at ENERCON


ENERCON gives the opportunity for a Master- /Diplomthesis. For more information, check Studien- und Diplomarbeiten

29.4.2010
 

 
Article in Sustainability


M. Berger and M. Finkbeiner have published an article with the title Water Footprinting: How to Address Water Use in Life Cycle Assessment? in the journal Sustainability. For more information visit publications or download the full article without charge here .

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