Gestion des projets et des ressources dans l'environnement urbain

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Selection of completed projects (since 2003)

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Initiatives for sustainable construction on a national level

Within this project effective measures on national and European level, such as recommendations and basic requirements, are identified to support further development of the leading market “Sustainable Building”. To reach the project objectives, a systematic analysis and representation of the national legal, structural and economic framework is performed and initiatives for sustainable construction and their integration into the context of the EU are examined. (

Collection of background information for the development of EMAS pilot reference sectoral documents: The Construction Sector

On behalf of the EU Joint Research Centre Institute of Prospective Technology Studies (IPTS) in Seville, the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) collected information on environmentally-friendly measures, techniques, and processes in the construction sector. This information serves as a basis for the development of a Best Environmental Practice Guideline for the construction sector, which is developed in the framework of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) regulation(

Based on preliminary work (EMAS Background Document) of the DFIU, the EU Joint Research Centre Institute of Prospective Technology Studies (IPTS) published a final draft of EMAS Reference Document regarding Best Environmental Management Practice in the Building and Construction Sector.


Sustainable development in megacities

Within the project "SHAKTI - Sustainable Holistic Approach & Know-how Tailored to India", the DFIU is a partner in a consortium, coordinated by the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER). The project objective is the support of sustainable development in Hyderabad (India). Within this context the activities of the DFIU focus on the engagement of small and mid-scale companies as well as on alternative financing and organizational concepts. The project is promoted by the BMBF related to the research field “Forschung für die nachhaltige Entwicklung der Megastädte von morgen” (“Research for a sustainable development of tomorrows megacities”).


Evaluation of case studies concerning energy performance contracting in France

Within the scope of this research project, various case studies concerning energy performance contracting and their framework in France are examined for the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER).


Economic viability of financing models

The project is promoted by the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER). Within the project different alternative financing models, like Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), are examined according to their suitability and economic viability for practical projects in French cities. Feasibility and increased appliance of PPPs in general are analysed. A focus is on measures of energy savings enhancing energy efficiency in buildings and on the intensified appliance of renewable energies.


Wooden construction waste

In cooperation with the French partners CSTB, CTBA, SEFOREST and REGEmat and promoted by the ADEME, this project covers the development of recycling and disposal strategies for wooden construction waste. The task of the DFIU is, among others, the identification of state-of-the-art practices for separation, recycling and disposal of wooden construction waste in neighbouring countries. Besides economic aspects, the legal frameworks of the specific countries are examined.

Land use management in small and mid-scale communities in the Upper-Rhine area: barriers and opportunities


This project was conducted in cooperation with the Université de Strasbourg (UdS) and was supported by funds of the State Department of the Environment Baden-Württemberg (BWPLUS). Its goal was to find ways to better support small and mid-scale communities with their land use management. With the help of an analysis of area-relevant processes and actors within communities on both sides of the Rhine (via questionnaires and local visits), relevant starting points for the reduction of existing barriers and the (further) development of tailor-made instruments (especially for a qualitative land use management) could be identified.


Life cycle analysis of a steel-frame building

Within three follow-up projects for Arcelor Research, a life cycle analysis of an office building, built in a steel frame style in Aubervilliers, was conducted. The building, which consists of more than 16000 component parts, was audited in detail and the software ACV-BatiBase was developed. This software provides a methodically correct and complete audit of all incoming and outgoing materials on construction sites and offers various possibilities to aggregate and further processing the data.


Sustainable land use management in the Upper Rhine area

The project was an INTERREG-III A-project, performed in cooperation with the University of Basel and their program “MGU Mensch Gesellschaft Umwelt” (Human, Society, Environment) and coordinated by the Tri-National Environment Centre in Weil am Rhein.  Spatial development tendencies in the Upper Rhine area and their significance for a sustainable development were examined. Besides on other tasks, the focus was on the analysis of the land use and sub-urbanizing tendencies.


Financing and cooperation models for communal projects 

Commissioned by the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER) the DFIU conducted an analysis and assessment on alternative financing and organizational models. The three major objectives of the project were the provision of an overview of different financing models, the identification of potential use scenarios and their boundaries with the help of existing examples in practice and the presentation of effects on e.g. employment and market development. Furthermore, possible development tendencies were examined.


Linking of building construction and recycling of building material

This project was conducted in cooperation with the company Bautrans Gebäude- und Flächenrecycling GmbH and was promoted by the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Environment Foundation). The goal was the development of optimized deconstruction and recycling techniques by linking construction and recycling of building material. It was identified that foreign substances can be separated in almost any completeness by increasing the degree of dismantling. However, a more cost-effective way of doing so is  post-recycling of building material. But because the degree of separation is lower in this case, disposal costs are higher. Therefore, by determining the optimal degree of dismantling additional costs of dismantling a building can be reduced compared to a conventional demolition. 


Extended use of industrial building via selective dismantling

Within this project strategies for the extended use of industrial buildings on the example of the sugar plant in Waghäusel (Baden-Württemberg) are presented. Possibilities for partial dismantling and reutilization of components were analysed, besides other issues. The project was conducted in cooperation with the chair of monument preservation and building research at the University of Dortmund and the Institute for Industrial Construction (IFIB) at the Karlsruhe institute for Technology (KIT) and promoted by the BMBF.