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 IRP was established by UNEP in 2007 “to provide independent, coherent and authoritative scientific assessments of policy relevance on the sustainable use of natural resources and, in particular, their environmental impacts over the full life cycle.”
Represented by its founder Dr. Severin Beucker, the Borderstep Institute is an active member of the working group evaluating efficiency technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and their envi-ronmental impacts along the life cycle. Scenario-based life-cycle assessment approaches are used to identify the potentials for reducing greenhouse gases through 2050.
Borderstep is contributing in particular its experience with applications and measurement results from the area of smart building technology and green IT. Other working group members are from North and South America, Asia, and several European countries.
The working group’s results were published in IRP publications and scientific journals.
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