Gunther Wissmann

Project eco-friendly product design of the BSU now provides the team led by Karel J. Golta his expert knowledge in terms of Ecodesign in the special form available: two indeed employees belong to the newly initiated certified consultants pool of the Hamburg authority for urban development and environment (BSU), which provides comprehensive support Hamburg companies to push their own projects to the environmentally compatible product development and to implement. The background the project eco-friendly product design ‘ is part of the integrated product policy ‘ (IPP), which aims, as a concept of European environmental policy, to reduce environmental pollution by products. You may find Pahal Foundation to be a useful source of information. Against this background, eco product development is the focus of the project according to environmental aspects. Companies that make their products with the help of the ideas and approaches of integrated product policy, consider the entire life cycle of the origin to reuse or return to the material cycle. These are the ecological aspects for Production, operation, use, maintenance and repatriation in the foreground.

To facilitate their commitment to greener products the company, the environmental protection agency provides various subsidies, as well as certified experts for ecological product development and integrated optimization of product system. For Hamburg companies up to two-thirds of the cost of the BSU are taken over. Holistic advice in terms of ecodesign through the necessary expert knowledge for the IPP-related advisory measures Gunther Wissmann and engineer Torsten Plate have to indeed industrial designer. Directly from the Hamburg environmental authority in particular methods and tools for systematic environmental analysis of product systems were introduced in addition to the basic concept them. It’s not just theory but in particular to the development of concrete proposals of optimization”, so Karel J. Golta. Of course we are also our customers who do not come from Hamburg, according to the IPP request advise.

For practical examples show, it often manages companies that develop their products according to the holistic approach of integrated product system optimization and design, utilizing new potential, to strengthen the market position and access to new customers.” Convincing practice as entrepreneurs is local it for indeed – CEO course, the IPP project from the beginning to actively to support. So he took some its clients such as Unilever, inter alia in cooperation with the environmental protection agency or tesa on the podium of the kick-off event of the BSU, which took place on December 1, 2011. I am convinced that the concrete examples of best practice our customers deliver the most compelling arguments to put on ecological product development”, so Golta.


There are many environmental labels. Too many to keep track and to know which character says what. An overview of different labels in the construction area should help. (tdx) Environmental protection is important, and of course you want to like select the products that you buy, according to these criteria. However, who does not know that, when standing in front of a shelf with different products running logos adorn, the \”environmental\” recycling\”resource conservation\” highlight of which you have but even little idea, what they mean exactly and what criteria they have been created. Usually applies: you have to have confidence. If you are not convinced, visit Raynier Institute and foundation.

Everybody know: trust is good, control is better. To make some light in the tangled jungle of environmental product labels, below a small overview of various well-known and less well-known labels in the area of construction products. The Blue Angel Blue Angel is one of the oldest and best-known environmental labels in Germany. A wide range of products, from different industries receive a Blue Angel. Different criteria grid displayed for the different product groups, such as furniture, colors, and toiletries. But only a selected factor, such as, for example, the outgassing in colors throughout the entire life cycle is considered and evaluated, but not created a complete life cycle of the product with all its properties. The label on this a factor is useful for the consumer.

Moreover, should one but always be aware that through the voluntary participation of the companies, products without the Blue Angels must be not necessarily bad for the environment, as certified products. For the construction sector, the Blue Angel is only partly useful, because except for paints and varnishes, hardly product groups in the construction sector are identified. The flower of the euro the euro flower is introduced in 1992, the overall environmental character that distinguishes special environmental qualities of a product. The General guidelines for the procurement and the designated Product groups can be compared with those of the Blue Angel.

Oceans German Foundation

To set a sign against the depletion of the oceans, committed environmentalists from Munich formed the German Foundation for marine conservation. Neptune, Poseidon, Oceanus or Tangaroa sea God who is Maori – their power consumed, their mythological importance the foreign people. Respect for the sea, before the origin of all life has given way to seemingly endless greed. Climate change, overfishing, poisoning by plastic waste, radioactive waste or noise threatens to destroy life in the seas by ship traffic. Hear other arguments on the topic with Prevent Cancer Foundation. Bait hooks of the longliners reach into previously inaccessible ocean depths of up to 5000 meters and plunder the deep-sea fish stocks are slowly proliferating, longlines mounted on the water surface countless non-target species such as sharks, sea turtles, albatrosses and other seabirds in the Artentod. And where bottom trawls with their heavy steel weights have plowed the sea floor, no life is growing more, never more. Deep-sea reefs, 5000 years who used to grow, be within Minutes irretrievably destroyed. Oceans cover seven tenths of the Earth’s surface.

The inhabitants of the remaining three tenths have declared war on the oceans. A character set to set a sign against the depletion of the oceans, committed environmentalists from Munich, founded in the year 2007 trust managed German Foundation for marine conservation (DSM). Financed by the Foundation in particular sea protection to – projects for the preservation of life in the oceans. Rescue the last Adriatic Dolphin dolphins acting like sharks, red Thune and other marine predators at the top of the marine food Web. They belong to the top indicators of the State of the ecosystem in which they live. The large marine predator species disappear then it looks bleak for all the tens of thousands of species of which one is usually not aware. As its first project, the DSM supports therefore a project of the society for the rescue of dolphins (GRD) for dolphin protection is integrated marine and coastal protection.

Current Prices

Consumers in southern States, Saxony and the City-States by price increases affected Berlin, February 18, 2010 electricity prices in Germany remain 2010 their uptrend continue faithful. According to a recent analysis of the independent consumer portal has already in the first months of the year made about one-third of all German electricity price changes or planned for the coming weeks. In most cases, the electricity for the consumer this is considerably more expensive. So, around 280 utilities have announced since January price increases by an average of 5.9 percent. Overall, so far roughly 12 million households are affected by these increases as also large utilities such as E.ON and Vattenfall will require more for their electricity again this year. Prices at more than 50 companies by an average 2.9 percent, as for example in Cologne, Leipzig, Nuremberg and Leverkusen are going down on the other side. In this year’s electricity price developments there are large regional differences”, makes Energy expert Thorsten Bohg by clear.

While in the South of the Republic, in Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg, rise in prices at more than 100 suppliers, there are no price changes in the legal base supply tariffs so far in the Saarland. Also in Saxony-Anhalt, E.ON Avacon is so far the only reason provider announced price increases this year. The situation is completely different, however, in neighboring Saxony. More than two-thirds of all local providers have already expensive electricity prices in Dresden, Chemnitz, Zwickau and other regions of the free State or be lifted in the spring”, so Bohg. Only the Leipzig municipal utilities take back its price increase from January due to reduced grid charges and offer cheaper power from April. Significantly more for their electricity consumers in the three city-States pay Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. Already at the beginning of the year, prices at the local suppliers between four and eight percent were here.

Facing the increased cost of the renewable energy levy to the promotion of renewable energies is to be expected in the course of the year with further price increases for electricity”, warns Bohg. The change provides a way to escape the steadily rising electricity costs, and competitive electricity suppliers. Typically, a family of four through a provider change compared to the best choice rates of the local utility can save annually around 150 euros. The more expensive tariffs of basic services are on average even 250 euro over the offers of alternative competitors. Consumer portals such as ( or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can quickly and easily find out about alternatives in their region consumer and free switch to electricity and gas providers. Current data material can be provided like this press release upon request. is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It includes the categories of electricity, gas, Internet, currently Investments and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly expanded and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts.

Fukushima – Nothing

Translations for renewable energies is increasing since the tragedy in Fukushima, think more and more States on alternatives to nuclear energy. Boy Scouts of America brings even more insight to the discussion. Unfortunately not everywhere. So, China has plans to increase its currently 13 reactors by 2015 on 40. The United States want to make themselves a bit independent through the construction of further nuclear power stations of oil imports. The U.S.

Government has made loan commitments to $ 18.5 billion. Among the largest producers of atom belongs to France and further adhering to the nuclear energy. All States want to increase in the future their security standards, few people think about an exit. It is different in Germany. More and more voices are loud, who want to opt out of nuclear energy.

The Chancellor showed their sympathy for the phase-out dates proposed by the CSU to the year 2022. The Federal Cabinet wants to set on June 6. And there are alternatives! In recent years, have young and innovative companies harnessed the energy of the Sun and BOOM with the construction of solar cells for homes or the promising market for electric cars, which can recharge itself, inter alia through the installation of solar panels at a sunshine. Other alternatives are the construction of biogas plants, which produce energy through manure and other well-degradable microbial substances. Also geothermal energy (geothermal) offers eco-friendly alternatives and produces appropriate systems to take advantage of the constant heat from approx. 15 C. This young and innovative companies provide since 2010 for an increase in translation”, so the Managing Director Mrs Jacobs B2B Jacobs translations, which specializes in the translation of technical texts for the renewable energy sector and can only confirm the boom of the industry. Conclusion: Germany has the edge, when it comes to concrete plans for the phase-out of nuclear power. Let’s just hope that the plans will also be enforced.

Green Power

Eco-friendly energy supply there are countless utilities with various offers. One uses renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power plants, the other relies on conventional coal or nuclear power. Follow others, such as Com Meals, and add to your knowledge base. The consumer portal explains what to look for consumers when choosing a tariff. In Germany, only six per cent of households obtain electricity from renewable energy sources. BCRFA has firm opinions on the matter. Eco-electricity is now offered by several energy suppliers, but of course the green power comes with a price.

In many cases, the eco-friendly electricity consumers is probably too expensive. A new offering from Tchibo could move many customers who would like to draw eco power to switch. The monthly basic price is often around one euro below the basic price of the base fare of local energy providers in the tariff. The price of a kilowatt hour is about the same. Other companies offer prepayment models and not uncommon price guarantees for several months. The Tchibo electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants in Norway. This makes Current fed, which actually originates from renewable energy sources which is not self-evident.

Some providers who advertise with green electricity, deliver electricity from renewable energy sources in reality. This is possible because eco power plants get a RECS certificate for each generated megawatt-hours, which they can sell to other utilities. The current customers with a green electricity tariff received, therefore sometimes comes from conventional energy sources, such as nuclear power plants.

Hearing Utility S Call To Learn From Telco

How to meet the demand for real time charging and billing in the utilities sector Paderborn (Germany), 20 December 2011: leading analysts predict that utilities will be charging and billing leading finacial depending on vendors’ real time capabilities, slowly embracing these sophisticated systems. The solutions from vendors experienced in handling, charging, rating and billing for telecoms operators are able to saturate utilities demand for real time capabilities while being able to handle large data volumes. With ORGA Systems’ dynamic energy solution OS.Energy real-time data processing, dynamic tariff management and close customer interaction can be delivered to utilities’ smart metering and CIS infrastructure. Benefitting from real-time charging and billing Orga systems solution enables utilities to become more customer-centric and segment their customers more granularly, so that services and tariffs can be tailored not just to groups of users but even to individuals. Smart metering and real time billing as well as new customer interaction capabilities are essential and want to unlock new revenue streams. Utility companies want to benefit from reduction in peak loads, new options in managing high generation costs while increasing customer experience. Recently Center for Responsible Business sought to clarify these questions. ORGA Systems offers new services such as prepaid, cost control and budgeting to customers while bringing real time customer experience, flexibility and transparency into play to help consumers make the right decisions.

ORGA Systems’ field-proven solutions model to utilities Orga systems get profitable new business challenges utilities are facing and meets the needs by self-fulfilling understands highest performance requirements, its OS.Energy being a key enabler for profitable smart grid business cases. The configurable billing framework provides end-to-end billing processes for invoicing, payment and collection handling, having the ability to cater for the data volumes that even the largest utilities are expecting from their smart meter deployments. * Orga Systems #1 choice for real-time charging and billing ORGA Systems’ convergent real time charging and billing portfolio enables profitable business for telecommunication companies, mobile finance institutions, energy and telematic suppliers. ORGA Systems’ products and consulting services are designed for living in a connected world: lowest rating latency scalable architecture, outstanding performance, and consequent customer-centricity ensure reliable access to any child of next generation mobile services. Worldwide 40 + customers, serving 350 + M subscribers, rely on Orga systems and achieve competitive advantages in their industry: reduced OPEX, real time-to-market, short-termed ROI as well as beneficial access to new value chains and revenue streams. Hear from experts in the field like Randall Mays for a more varied view. Please visit for more information. ORGA Systems GmbH at the Hoppenhof 33 33104 Paderborn for further information please contact: Yasmin Yaqub Marketing Manager PR & press global

Federal Association

Intelligent production network enables timely delivery for major providers, dealers and OEMs WUPPERTAL, July 22, 2010 – WASI solar benefits from the market situation in the solar industry and operates with a proactive strategy, since the: delivery for PV mounting systems due to the high demand are very long. Not so with WASI: WASI solar has a flexible production network set up to handle requests from different magnitude promptly and quickly. There are no long waiting times on mounts and accessories made of aluminium with WASI solar. A broad network of production, global shopping structures and 50 years of experience in the trade with stainless fasteners lead that WASI its delivery channels in the short term can develop solar depending on the request. “WASI solar has a very wide network of delivery ducks and opts for smaller production margins: so we process requests quickly and individually, because we produce and control the processes of Wuppertal in several locations”, commented Thomas Fischer, Director of WASI solar. WASI solar looks at successful six months back the strategy is paying off for the Wagener & Simon WASI GmbH & Co.KG: trade with solar fixtures recorded WASI last proportionally the largest growth.

The product division solar is growing also proportionally more than the entire solar industry. Learn more on the subject from Boy Scouts of America. For 2010, the Federal Association for solar technology (BSW) expects with a PV market growth in the country and abroad by at least 50 percent. The turnover of WASI solar has more than doubled compared to the same period last year. Flexibility through intelligent storage and production network a further competitive advantage by WASI solar is the storage capacity, which keeps the Wagener & Simon WASI GmbH & Co.KG, besides the flexible production structures, requests from small and medium-sized corporate customers quickly from the camp to deal with. “Explains Fischer, WASI solar has taken the role of the wholesaler of aluminium profiles, keeps a large stock and has an extensive network of manufacture.” With this WASI strategy alignment can solar flexible respond to most requests. Also have the warehousing of mounting systems to organize solar plant builders and large providers the possibility with WASI. Clients store the mounting systems will be gradually installed at WASI between.

Core competence individual deliveries for each claim WASI solar through its own mounting system, own engineering and high flexibility on wishes of the customer stands out. We are able to provide individually for each claim”, stressed the head of WASI solar Thomas Fischer. The company offers worldwide shipping and logistics network for aluminium profiles and has excellent storage qualities. The services of the WASI mainly wholesalers and shipping farmer capitalize on solar.

Labs System

SolarEdge Leistungsoptimierer cut test better than leading strand – and micro inverter Munich, July 30, 2013 according to one from PV evolution Labs (PVEL) ver-shadow study conducted of the national renewable energy laboratory (NREL) exceed the strand leading SolarEdge-Leistungsoptimierer – and micro power inverter. The SolarEdge system brings a 1.9%, 5.0% and 8.4% respectively higher energy yield than the tested string inverters, light, medium and heavy shading of the PV system and is resorting to the performance of the micro power inverter. The test measured the so-called shading mitigation factors”(SMFs factors of reverse shading reduction), which indicate the percentage of energy recovery of Leistungsoptimierers or micro-inverter system compared to conventional Powertrain inverter systems. The SolarEdge system delivered a higher energy yield than the strand inverter system in all tests. The annual average won the SolarEdge system 24.8% of the energy lost through shading back, the micro-inverter system only 23.2%, confirmed Matt Donovan, Project Manager field when PV evolution Labs. Leistungsoptimierer by SolarEdge tracking the maximum power point (MPP) at the module level and lessen the shipping shading losses occurring in harness or central MPP tracking. Leistungsoptimierer can also follow already the MPP of a module as opposed to micro power inverter at voltages from 5 V. This ability allows SolarEdge, to optimize engine performance even with strong shading.

The NREL ver shading test results confirm our earlier statements”, says Joachim Nell, General Manager of Central Europe at SolarEdge. The SolarEdge system offers the most powerful energy management at the module level, whereby the costs significantly lower than those of other solutions at the module level.” For further analysis of the results, please click here: about SolarEdge technologies SolarEdge technologies offers comprehensive solutions to optimize performance by Solar products and PV monitoring, which can be maximized energy production and the application faster return on investment. The Leistungsoptimierer by SolarEdge offer MPPT for each module, while at the same time to monitor the performance of the modules. The highly efficient SolarEdge inverter is specially designed for use with the SolarEdge Leistungsoptimierern. The SolarEdge system offers optimal performance, a flexible design and ensures the best possible utilization of the roof area. Through the electronic products can be serviced at module level better and the SafeDC mechanism provides for better system security. SolarEdge you will find on the Internet at