Sustainable Engineering

Simplified ecological assessments at the Federal Environment Agency

The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is an institution from which politicians, associations and the population expect expert guidance. One core question is which products, procedures or services are the preferable choice under environmental aspects.

For issues of great importance and complexity, life cycle assessment (LCA) will be the method of choice, as it is the most technically advanced, recognized across industries and internationally standardized. However, the UBA's daily operations also require it to make environmental assessments or comparisons in a short time and with limited data.

This project therefore aims to develop a method together with the UBA, which permits a simplified, transparent and systematic ecological assessment. This should lead to a plausible first environmental assessment, even without complete, quantitative investigations.

M. Sc. Markus Berger
Room Z 202
Phone +49 (0)30 314-25084