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OIKOS international

students for sustainable economics and management

Borderstep supports summer schools and events in the context of oikos International—students for sustainable economics and management. More

Santa Clara University, Miller Center

Borderstep and the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University collaborated on developing an executive education program on impact investing. More

The Centre for Sustainable Design®

The Centre for Sustainable Design® (CfSD) organizes the internationally recognized ‘Sustainable Innovation’ series of conferences. Borderstep is regularly involved in the Sustainable Innovation series of conferences by serving on the review board, chairing sessions and giving keynote speeches. More

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

The Borderstep Institute is cooperating with Prof. Sangwon Suh of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science and Management on a research project for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). More

UNEP International Resource Panel

The Borderstep Institute is collaborating with the working group of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) International Resource Panel. The working group is evaluating efficiency technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and their environmental impacts along the life cycle. More

Borderstep News

Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019

The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More

Digitisation = climate protection? 31.07.2019

Cloud Computing, 3D-Printing, Big Data, Industry 4.0: The world of work and life is changing drastically due to digitalization. How does this affect climate protection? This is the focus of the CliDiTrans project of the Borderstep Institute. More

Interview: Germany, Green Energy Valley 01.07.2019

Clean Energy Wire interviewed Borderstep founder Prof. Klaus Fichter about the start-up scene in Germany. How important is the engineering spirit of the country? More