ECODESIGN is partner in the project "Smart Zero Waste Dispenser"

Insights into the environmental consequences of our plastic waste are leading to a rethink, which is why Zero waste shopping, especially in the food retail sector, is becoming more popular.  

The objective of the project is to reduce the various steps in the process of Zero waste food shopping - taring, filling, weighing, labelling, payment - by developing a Smart Zero Waste Dispenser, and by thus creating an optimized, zero waste purchasing concept.

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ECODESIGN is partner in the H2020 project CO2Fokus

The ECODESIGN company GmbH is one of the thirteen partners in the H2020 project CO2Fokus.

The CO2Fokus project aims to realise the full potential of a number of strategies to exploit the direct use of CO2 for the production of dimethyl ether (DME) by CO2 hydrogenation. With CO2 utilisation at its heart, CO2Fokus will seek to exploit the inherent advantages of both chemical and electrochemical systems to establish robust, industrially optimal proofs-of-concept.

The project will explore energy efficient processes for two separate, potentially integrated systems, namely a 3D printed multichannel reactor, and a solid oxide fuel cell (for co-electrolysis and electrolysis/reverse operation).

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ERAIKAL Project - database on environmental performance of construction materials for the Basque region.

This project focuses on the development of a database for construction materials in the Basque region. In 2018 the consortium of four partners, including the ECODESIGN company GmbH, received support from the ERAIKAL program of the Environment, Planning Territorial, and Housing Authority, for the promotion of sustainability and innovation of companies in the residential building sector of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.

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ECODESIGN is partner in the ERASMUS+ project BlesaBee

The ECODESIGN company GmbH is one of the five partners in the ERASMUS+ project BLESABEE. The aim of this project is to improve the knowledge and skills of beekeeper trainers, beekeepers, and assistants to veterinary doctors in new, safe, and effective Varroa management and treatment.  

Erasmus+, an EU programme for education, training, youth and sport is funding the project Blesabee. Project duration: 01.09.2017 to 31.10.2019.

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BG Graspointner GmbH

In 2018 we completed the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the cement and Filcoten® drainage channels of the Austrian pioneer company BG Graspointner GmbH. This LCA has been verified and key data published in the company information brochure of the innovative product Filconten® one.

 

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Philips - Speech Processing Solutions

The ECODESIGN company supported Speech Processing Solutions in the ecodesign project for the development of their Philips voice recorder (Pocket Memo 9600/9620), achieving a 80% reductions of the CO2 emissions compared to previous models. Philips relies on clear environment communication for their dictation products using EPDs developed by the ECODESIGN company.

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Meteka Ltd.

For the two MEDISTER® products of METEKA GmbH we performed the LCA according to ISO 14040, and ISO 14044, provided an Environmental Product Declaration according to ISO 14025, and developed a special environmental datasheet.

 

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International Energy Agency - Electronic Devices and Networks Annex

The Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment 4E Technology Collaboration Program of the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides evidence and recommendations for policies relating to the energy efficiency of different categories of electrical and electronic appliances and devices.

Together with Austria; Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland are also EDNA members.

 

 

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Ecodesign+

ECODESIGN+ is a web-based software for the assessment of the environmental performance of products, specially conceived for product development. The software follows a life cycle approach and is capable of interacting with CAD solutions such as SolidWorks and others.

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Environmental Technology Cluster

We organize Ecodesign workshops with specific industry focus for the Environmental Technology Cluster.

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Helbling

In a long standing collaboration with Helbling we periodically prepare and deliver Ecodesign workshops for training and capacity building of their employees.

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LIEBHERR

For Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH in Austria a description and the assessment of the embedded energy of components needed for a hybrid wheel loader and the associated fuel consumption of such machinery were completed.

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Zizala Lichtsysteme Ltd.

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for a Xenon vehicle headlamp developed and produced by Zizala Lichtsysteme GmbH (in Wieselburg, Austria) has been completed in 2011.

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Duplex Frame-Box

The duplex frame-box is the second product in our own product line beekeeping. The successful development and marketing of our own products gives us a unique understanding of the associated challenges, and this key knowledge we bring to our consulting services.

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Varroa Controller

The ECODESIGN company GmbH has developed a device for the treatment of honeybees against the Varroa mite, eliminating the use of chemicals in the hives. Developed and brought to maturity over 5 years ago, the patented Varroa controller is also produced and brought to the market by our company.

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IEA-4E Energy Efficient End-use Equipment

Since 2009 the ECODESIGN company is supporting the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Technology and Innovation (BMVIT) in the work as member in the IEA-4E Energy Efficient End-use Equipment Technology Collaboration Program.

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EDES - Enhancing Dual Education System in SME

Vocational education and training (VET) in Slovakia and the Czech Republic are undergoing significant changes.

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EcoMeTex Project

Die ECODESIGN company ist Projektpartner im EU Projekt EcoMeTex-Ecodesign methodology for recyclable textile coverings used in the European construction and transport industry, welches im Mai 2012 startete.

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Smart Metering consumption

The ECODESIGN company GmbH completed the assessemnt of this relevant issue by conducting the project "D-A-CH SMART METERING consumption" on behalf of the Austrian Ministry of Technology, Transport and Innovation and the Swiss Federal Agency of Energy.

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Danube PIE

The EU funded project DanubePIE aims at promoting this life cycle thinking and uses Eco-design as a powerful tool to facilitate product innovation.

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eVienne

The "eVienne" project's objective was the development of a prototype for a lightweight, electric vehicle suitable for use in cities and based on bicycle technologies, capable of being utilized in all kinds of weather, and for transporting of two passengers with an extra light load.

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LESS - Service design for sustainability

LESS! aimed at promoting sustainable service design. Within the project, experts from different fields such as social design, sustainability consultancy, environmental assessment as well as marketing and sales, worked together on a strategy to improve the existing business model and to provide innovative and resource friendly services.

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LEDON LED LAMP

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for a prototype for a new Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp.

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Sustainability evaluation of planned building concepts

To support the tender for the expansion of the Donau Universität Krems the ECODESIGN company developed a methodology to evaluate the energy performance of planned building concepts.

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Arge ECO.IN

This feasibility study aimed at identifying the potentials of valorizing biogenic wastes from Austrian households in a biogas plant for vehicle fuel and for combined electricity and heat generation.

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SONY DADC

The ECODESIGN company conducted a Product Carbon Footprint assessment for DVD. The Carbon Footprint calculations were completed following the British Standards Institute PAS-2050.

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Siemens Transportation

We supported Siemens Transportation Systems in developing an Environmental Product Declaration based on a Life Cycle Assessment of the metro train in Oslo.

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Steelcase

Case Study of customizing the ECODESIGN PILOT and developing Environmental Product Declarations for office furniture.

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KWB - biomass heating

An ECODESIGN training workshop at KWB has been given resulting in innovative ideas how to further environmentally improve the products of KWB.

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