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Sustainability Management System - Improvement and completion of the SMS by involvement of stakeholders

Comprehensive implementation of the SMS in four Austrian companies with a specific focus on the conceptual development of a companywide stakeholder management. Distribution of the project results through the publication of the praxis hand book "Systemic Sustainable Management"

Fabrik der Zukunft

Sustainability Management System - scorecard-based construction of an operative sustainability management

Implementation of a scorecard-based sustainability management system in four enterprises; adaptation of a web-based software for sustainability management and reporting; preparation of the manual "Sustainability Managing Systems" on the basis of the OIN guidelines "Reporting about Sustainability".

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Sustainability Reporting - Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting based on reporting processes of VA Technologie and Österreichische Bundesforste

Scientific attendance of sustainability reporting processes in two partner enterprises (VA Tech and ÖBf AG). Development of the guideline "Reporting about Sustainability" based on these practical experiences.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Sustainability Research: Internationalisation of an existing Research Model for Sustainable Investment

The project's purpose was to adapt the existing rfu sustainability model for an improved international utilization. The developed elements (rating scale, sector structure, weighting model, etc.) have become content of several documents (description of the model, etc.) and instruments (Rating-Tool, Data Pool).

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Sustainability Skills - A qualification programme for founders of new businesses

A modular and web-based "Sustainability Skills" qualification programme on how to think, plan, and act in terms of sustainability and how to successfully apply these skills in a business environment.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Sustainability Skills Online II

Evaluation and disseminaton of the field-tested, modular eLearning tool for sustainable business planning and successful founding.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Sustainable Business Planner

Further development of the established management concept business plan to the Sustainable Business Plan. Production, testing and dissemination of the holistic user-oriented IT Tool "Sustainable Business Planner" in the context of an Austrian start-up initiative.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Sustainable construction of objects as a product service

Project of a Carinthian plant construction and manufacturing company. They plan to establish a new business division "sustainable construction of premises". This division shall offer a service package for housing, stores, and industrial production sites. This service shall be developed using the approach of RISP.

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Sustainable energy supply: Production and import of biomass and bio fuels

The project gives an overview of the supply and demand for biofuels specifically dealing with the situation in Europe and that in threshold and developing countries using case studies as examples. Cases: Sweden and France as importing countries in the EU, and Senegal as a (potential) exporting nation.

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Sustainable Lifestyles

Create sustainable products, services and lifestyles: Analysis of typologies of lifestyles, scope for design for companies, involvement of consumers and stakeholders.

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Sustainable outdoor use of larch wood through classification of durability by means of innovative measurement methods

In this project the utilisation of untreated larch wood is promoted by means of innovative measuring-technologies. optic-spectroscopic measurements are linked to extractive contents and mass-decay, in order to predict the "natural durability". The innovative measurement process allows a quick and accurate estimate of natural durability during the manufacturing process.

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Sustainable trend-setters - LOHAS on the way to a sustainable society

"Sustainable trendsetters" investigated the consumer group "cultural creatives" by applying the Q-methodology. It provides criteria for product development and promotion of LOHAS products and services in the sustainable textile sector and for sustainable tourism.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Testing the sustainable hospital.

Based on a feasibility study an interdisciplinary team of researchers supports hospital practitioners implementing the concept of sustainable development in a pilot hospital. Changes within three key areas should lead to significant improvements.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

The development of fused wood-only parquet elements

The development of the wood fusing technology to an innovative, ecological process of production of wood-only parquet elements, which do not contain any wood foreign substances as glue or thermoplastics.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

The Paper Factory in the Year 2030

Paper factory in the year 2030 as an integrated part of a sustainable economy and a supplier of sustainable paper products fulfilling criteria for sustainability at highest possible level.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

The Sustainable Hospital

Working together with practitioners scientists from the fields of social ecology, sociology of health and economics introduce the concept of sustainable development into a pilot hospital. The feasibility study establishes the base for ecological, social and economic improvements within the hospital.

Fabrik der Zukunft

The sustainable hospital. Dissemination.

Following two successful "Fabrik der Zukunft" projects on the theme of sustainable hospitals ("Feasibility study" 2004-2005 and "Testing in a pilot hospital" 2006-2008) the results and key findings were disseminated by a diversified dissemination strategy. The project was based on an intensive and successful more than four-year cross-disciplinary cooperation involving the pilot hospital (SMZ Otto Wagner Spital), the Viennese Hospital Association, the Immanuel Diakonie Group (Berlin) and an interdisciplinary team of researchers.

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THECLA

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Thermal detection of cracks on glowing wire during the process of rolling with regard to reduction of rejections

Developing a non-destructive and fully automated testing to detect surface cracks and laps in rolled wires during the production at temperature values of 800-1000°C and at a material speed of 30-40 m/s, with regard to reduction of rejections.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

TRADEMARKFarb&Stoff

From an idea to a trade product ready for marketing: Plant dyes for the textile industry.