UNEP Working Group: Research on resource efficiency
The Borderstep Institute is cooperating 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 contributes to the IRP working group on resource efficiency through its research on applications and measurement results from the area of intelligent building technology and green IT. Other working group members are from North and South America, Asia, and several European countries.
Beginning in 2015, the working group’s results will be published in several IRP publications and professional journals. These results will make an important contribution, founded on international scientific expertise, to the development and evaluation of measures and policies for protecting the earth’s climate.
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