Applied Methods: Scientifically founded activity


Life Cycle Engineering

Life Cycle Engineering enables comprehensive analyses of the impacts of products, processes, and services throughout their life journey.


Life Cycle Assessment

In Life Cycle Assessments, the environmental impact of product systems throughout the life cycle is systematically analyzed.


Life Cycle Costing

Life cycle cost analyses comprise above all techno-economic aspects of process and product developments, variant comparisons etc.


Social aspects

The “life cycle working environment” method makes it possible to demonstrate societal aspects of raw materials and products along their value-added chains.


Sustainability assessment

Life Cycle Engineering facilitates decision-making in order to set a sustainable course and supports various protagonists from the fields of industry and politics.


Environmentally compatible product development

Design for the Environment enables environmentally relevant aspects to be integrated into the design and development processes of products and product systems.


Environmental Product Declarations

EPDs constitute the basis of information in terms of ecological footprint for the sustainability certification of buildings.


Material and Substance Flow Analysis

Knowledge of material/substance and energy flows in the product life cycle is essential for identifying complex interrelations within the process chains.


Life Cycle Assessment of food

Life Cycle Assessment of foodstuffs can determine and improve their environmental profile and resource efficiency.



With the LANCA® method, the specific impacts of land use on the performance of various environmental systems can be calculated and presented.



GENERIS® supports architects and planners in improving the ecological footprint of components, constructions, system components, and buildings.