Special Issue: Journal of Cleaner Production
Klaus Fichter is lead guest editor of a Special Issue published by the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Governance of radical environmental innovations
Radical system innovations are slow to transform markets. Borderstep investigated how such processes can be accelerated by an activating state.
Bitkom Survey on the German Building Sector
The Bitkom Building Survey analyzes how digital technologies - e.g. building automation - can contribute to reducing emissions in the building sector.
WindNODE: A showcase for smart energy from Germany
More than 50 partners were working together on the northeast German model region for smart energy, as part of the collaborative WindNODE project.
In the EU-EcoCloud project, the energy consumption and energy efficiency potentials of cloud computing services in the EU were determined.
Climate Protection Potentials of the Digital Transformation
The project, which was funded by the BMBF under the research priority "Economics of Climate Change", aimed to determine whether digitisation will lead to more or less climate protection overall.
Adaptive facade collectors for solar architecture
The ArKol research project was developing novel thermal solar collectors for use in building facades. Borderstep supported the project consortium on behalf of Fraunhofer ISE.
Green Start-Up Investment Alliance
More support for green start-ups: This is what Green Start-Up Investment Alliance aimed to achieve. The hands-on project searched for ways to promote environmental and climate protection.
The project aimed to develop an overall political concept for social change processes towards a Green Economy. Success factors for transformation processes were derived from case studies.
The Importance of Digital Infrastructures in Germany
Borderstep has compiled data and facts on the data centre industry, its economic importance and its sustainability potential for eco e. V..
Total Energy Management for Professional Data Centers
The TEMPRO project developed solutions to significantly reduce data center energy consumption. It focused on a holistic approach to energy management.
StartGreen@School strengthened a sustainable start-up culture at schools nationwide for the first time. All participants learned what sustainable business means.
Energy and resource requirements of networked products
Increasing digitization is leading to ever greater networking of products and plants. Borderstep has investigated the effects on energy and resource requirements.
ProSHAPE developed a control approach and business models that enable decentralized energy management in quarters.
Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship
The main goal of SHIFT was to enable relevant actors and intermediaries to support sustainable entrepreneurship more effectively.
Climate protection by digital technologies
The short study provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on direct and indirect effects of digitisation on climate protection.
Data Centre Heat Exchange with AI-Technologies (DC-HEAT)
With the support of artificial intelligence, it should be possible in future to plan and operate data centres in the Frankfurt area in such a way that negative effects on the environment are reduced.
IMPACT of sustainability-oriented startup support
The project developed an evaluation model with which the economic, ecological and social impact of startup support programmes can be recorded, assessed and improved.
Structural change in the automotive industry
The project analysed the structural change in the automotive industry triggered by globalisation, digitalisation and climate protection.
Governance of Radical Environmental Innovations (Go)
Radical system innovations only slowly lead to the transformation of markets. The project investigated how such processes can be accelerated by an activating state.
Waste heat recovery from compact data centres (HotFlAd)
The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate an energy-efficient, standardised data center with liquid-cooled servers in which the waste heat is converted into cold.
The Sustainability4All project has encouraged the early and lasting integration of climate protection and other sustainability concerns into newly founded, innovative companies.
S4S tested the development of innovative solutions to business sustainability challenges through new forms of collaboration between students and companies.