Projects

The following projects have been successfully completed for our clients, or are on-going, by maki Consulting, since 2012 (specific products / product groups are highlighted in bold&italics, task types underlined)

  • Expert advice and editing a material-group specific Environmental Footprint (EF) derived LCA methodology and 10 case studies across various applications, for an international governmental body.
  • Implement an LCA study on a novel bi-axially tracked, concentrated solar power system with both electricity and heat production, for a private company.
  • Method analysis and expert advice on the new EN 15804+A2 of 2019 in comparison to the fomer EN 15804+A1 building LCA standards for an EU-level industry association.
  • Expert advice, life cycle modeller and method tester/analyst for an EU-level industry association and buildings of three member companies on the new Level(s) buildings sustainability evaluation and reporting scheme of the European Commission.
  • Expert advice to several EU-level industry associations in context of the PEF pilot projects of the European Commission and in EU-level harmonised IEC standard development on EN 45555 and EN 45557 on recyclability&recoverability and on recycled content, respectively, mandated in context of the EU Ecodesign Directive.
  • Contractor of the European Commission as partner of a consortium delivering the Technical support during the transition phase of the Environmental footprint. This work comprises senior-level expert analysis and recommendations of existing and upcoming PEFCR/OEFSRs, analysis of market uptake, development of trainings and webinar materials and holding webinars, support to new PEFCR/OEFSR developments, cross-cutting technical work, answering questions from EF implementing companies worldwide, administrative support to TAB and IPP/SCP meetings, and others. maki has expert tasks across the project and has the role to take care of the project’s overall quality control.
  • Contractor as part of a consortium supporting the advancement of a European Member State’s National LCI database to modern data standards regarding data format, interoperable flow list, enhanced meta data, and data quality information as well as web-presentation
  • Contractor of the European Commission as partner of a consortium on Remodelling the Representative Products (RPs) and Representative Organisations (ROs) developed during the pilot phase of the European Commission’s Product and Organisation Environmental Footprint; Life Cycle remodelling Uninterruptable Power Supply systems (UPS) and T-Shirts. Moreover project-internal Quality Assurance Controller and responsible for the further development of the ILCD format to transport model information as eILCD format.
  • Project-internal reviewer on ILCD and PEF/OEF compliance in the contract “SME support tools for the application of environmental footprinting”, under the PEF/OEF pilot projects of the European Commission
  • Implement PEFCR-supporting PEF/LCA studies for two companies on two different PEFCRs (hot and cold water suply pipes, metal sheets), under the official PEF/OEF pilot projects of the European Commission
  • Database content manager and software development advice for a globally leading LCA database and software provider
  • Developent of a 5-year roadmap for the Thai National Sustainability Centre of Excellence
  • Technical support as reviewer of the three product environmental footprint category rules of the Thai national PEF mirror project for retail, chicken teriyaki and sanitary ware.
  • “Technical support to review the screening studies in context of the PEFCR development”, as official reviewers under the ongoing PEF/OEF pilot projects of the European Commission. List of product groups where maki consulting staff has acted as main reviewers are: T-shirts, Coffee, Bottled water, Meat (cow, pork, lamb), Feed, UPS, Paint, IT equipment (hard disks)
  • Moreover, maki staff has been reviewer of ILCD/PEF compliance of the data sets for the above-listed product groups and also for most other product groups, namely for: Household detergents, Paper intermediate product, Leather, Thermal insulation, Retail (OEF), Dairy, Fish (seafish), Olive oil, Pet food.
  • Advising a non-EU governmental body on the environmental footprint initiative (PEF/OEF) of the European Commission and its implications for the national industry
  • Project partner on framework development and project impact estimation in the EU-wide Specific Support Action “EURECA Datacenter”, on developing a framework and tools to support public bodies in purchasing environmentally sound data centres, data centre products (servers, UPS, cooling, …), and data centre services (and improving their own data centres).
  • Consulting work for a European Commission body with analysis and recommendations on life cycle method harmonisation for ICT products, the enabling effect of ICT, and related topics
  • Presentation of our background report and acting as rapporteur in a workshop on Environmentally Sound Data Centres with the European Data Centre industry, for a European Commission body
  • Reviewer of the container glass LCI data of the European-level industry association
  • Consulting and technical verification of LCI data sets regarding ILCD format and reference flows, data set documentation, for a French LCA consultant
  • Advising a French LCA Industry Association on initial LCI data quality characterisation and identification
  • Advising a French LCA Industry Association on end-of-life modelling methods in LCA
  • Review of water footprint methods including recommendation, for a European Commission body
  • Development of LCI data sets for agricultural processes for Thailand, for the National database
  • Interim review of LCA model and report on graphene-based supercapacitor production
  • Evaluation and advise on modelling of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) under ISO 14051 in LCA software; support in holding related multi-day training at an industry client
  • Evaluator of EU FP 7 research proposals in the area of agriculture, fisheries, and forestry for SMEs
  • Developing dedicated advanced LCA expert training material, plus holding 3 days of training in Thailand
  • Development of a 2-days LCA beginners training course and support in execution