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Development and Application of Decision Support Tools

Any resource use for the production of products and services creates emissions into the air, soil and water that lead to environmental and health impacts.

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Life cycle assessments (LCA) analyze systematically environmental effects throughout the life cycle of products, services or operations. Relevant environmental impacts are quantified taking into account raw material extraction, production processes, the use phase and the final disposal of the product as well as any upstream and downstream processes. LCA can be supplemented by other tools and methods such as eco-efficiency, material flow analysis, stakeholder engagement, multi-criteria analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cleaner production and applied environmental economics. The most eco-efficient combinations are checked for feasibility within the projects and, if necessary, further developed and generalizations made more widely available in user-friendly tools.



This international project analyses in four pilot regions the water reuse practices and opportunities.

to Coroado


Meso-level eco-efficiency indicators to assess technologies and their uptake in water use sectors.

to EcoWater

GIZ Strategic Alliance for Waterloss Reduction

Drinking water supply demands new, future-oriented approaches to make optimum use of the scarce water resources. The strategic alliance has provided ...

to GIZ Strategic Alliance for Waterloss Reduction

Hotel Environmental Excellence Tool

HEET (KTI und Wirtschaftspartner)

to Hotel Environmental Excellence Tool


Production of functional innovative ingredients from paper and agro-food side-streams through sustainable and efficient tailor-made biotechnological processes ...

to Ingreen


Development and application of integrated technological and management solutions FOR wasteWATER treatment and efficient reuse in agriculture tailored to the ...

to Madforwater


Microorganism and enzyme immobilisation: novel techniques and approaches for upgraded remediation of underground-, wastewater and soil.

to Minotaurus

OUI Biomasse

Innovationen für eine nachhaltige Biomassennutzung in der Oberrheinregion.

to OUI Biomasse


Integrated cascades of PROcesses for the extraction and valorisation of proteins and bioactive molecules from Legumes, Fungi and Coffee agro-industrial side ...

to Prolific


Re­, das Netzwerk Ressourceneffizienz Schweiz, zeigt Unternehmen, wie sie Material, Energie und Kosten einsparen können. Die Reffnet Experten vom ...

to Reffnet


Sustainable Novel FLexible Organic Watts Efficiently Reliable.

to Sunflower

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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