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The ÖKOBAUDAT platform is provided as an online database with life cycle assessment datasets by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. In the framework of research projects as part of the innovation programme Future Building (Zukunft Bau), the IBO is involved in the development of ÖKOBAUDAT.

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

With LCA expertise, the work processes of ÖKOBAUDAT are scientifically monitored and critically analyzed. This comprises the

  • analysis and further development of the data format and the processes
  • conception and updating of documents (e.g. ÖKOBAUDAT Manual)
  • ongoing maintenance and updating of the website
  • analysis of relevant activities and standards in Europe and Germany
  • review of datasets to be included in the ÖKOBAUDAT.

In recent years, the focus has been on the internationalisation of ÖKOBAUDAT. To this end, a network of international LCA databases and their data stocks was designed and demonstrated.

Research projects:

Project team

Oliver Kusche Research & Consulting, Karlsruhe (project lead)

IBO – Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie GmbH

Research period

January 2014 –

Funding Institutions

Zukunft Bau Ressortforschung

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