Overview

We offer life cycle method related services at the interface between industry and policy and particularly in the context of the European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and it’s International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook and ILCD / LCDN Data Network, which we have helped to shape from 2005 to 2012 while working at the Commission and continue to support in various projects for industry and government bodies since.

Drawing on our experience of over 20 years working experience in Life Cycle Assessment and related areas in consulting (maki, PE Europe / thinkstep AG), government (European Commission, Thai NSTDA/MTEC), and research (University of Stuttgart, Technical University of Berlin), we offer our solution-oriented services with the promise of quality, reliability, and customer-orientation.

Areas of expertise:

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Product Environmental Footprinting (PEF), Carbon Footprinting (CF), Resource-efficiency studies and indicators, Water Footprinting, Sustainability Assessment

Services offered:

  • Decision support and strategic studies and advice for industry and public authorities,
  • Methodology development,
  • Data set and database development,
  • Moderation of stakeholder processes,
  • Capacity building and expert courses,
  • Reviews of data and studies,
  • Establishment of in-house LCA expert groups in private and public bodies

Languages offered:
English, German, Thai. Requests in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian are welcome.

Environmental benefits of recyclability – White paper with guidance, data sources, illustrative example

Recyclability and recoverability are the scope of EN 45555 (under development), following a mass-based approach. This White paper provides guidance on possible ways how to quantitatively consider in addition the net environmental benefits of recyclability and recoverability, complementing the mass-based approach. Possible data sources as well as a worked illustrative exmple complete this short white …

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EcoBalance 2018 (9-12 Oct; Tokyo, Japan) – registration open, special Environmental Footprint session by maki

We are proud to again support this long-standing and important international, bi-annual conference on Life Cycle Assessment and related areas with Marc-Andree Wolf as invited member of the International Advisory Board and as abstract reviewer. Moreover, this year maki has been selected to organise a Special Session, entitled “Environmental Footprint – comprehensiveness of analysis vs. …

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Presentation at EcoBalance 2016, Kyoto, on LCA of Data Centres – relevance of use stage vs. production

maki staff has presented first results from LCA calculations of a generic data centre, with the focus on the relative relevance of use stage vs. production. Typically a rather small contribution of the production stage is found for primary energy consumption, below 20%, although weaknesses in background data (clean room production, high purity materials…) may …

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Improved Umbrella formula (UF+) and improved modular Integrated formula (mIF+)

After some improvement work in notations, grouping terms, and adding some more clarifications since July, we provide here an improved Umbrella formula (UF+), that allows by parametrisation to tailor a formula with specifc properties, including an improved Integated formula (IF+) – which we see conceptually as strong – but also several other formula. Access the …

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Umbrella formula for End-of-life modeling

Expanding on the Integrated formula, we here provide an Umbrella formula, that allows by parametrisation to tailor a formula with specifc properties, including the Integated formula – which we see conceptually as strong – but also several other formula. Access the Briefing note for free here: Umbrella formula

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