CEGOIA – Heat transition in the built environment

CEGOIA is an optimisation model with a web-based interactive interface. The model finds the most cost-optimal heating technology for each neighbourhood in an area of interest, for example a municipality, a province or a service area. We can model multiple scenario’s, varying parameters such as modelled year, minimal insulation label, availability of green gas and/or hydrogen gas, exclusion of certain technologies, etc. CEGOIA uses local building characteristics data to tailor its results to your area of interest. The result is the cost-optimal heating technology for each neighbourhood in your area of interest. This result is often the starting point for further conversation and policy or investment choices.

Feebate simulation tool passenger vehicles

For the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) we developed a feebate simulation tool aims to provide users (governments, NGO’s) with insight into the various possibilities for designing a feebate system for a particular country and the vehicle and financial impacts that can be expected for this country with the design choices made. This, in turn, can assist users of the tool in national-level policy discussions. The user does not need any data to use the tool, as several default countries have been included in the tool which can be used for comparison. A user guide has been developed that provides clear instructions on how to use the tool and these tabs in particular. Background information on feebate schemes, design options, and the pros and cons of different designs has been included in the annexes of this user guide.

Environmental Impact of Packaging tool

This tool calculates the carbon footprint and embodied energy content of coffee and tea packaging. Users select the packaging type of interest and the data are then computed for the entire lifecycle, from raw materials and production all the way through to transport and waste disposal.

In this versatile modelling tool, users have numerous options for specific data input. The impact of the packaging is calculated per cup of coffee/tea, per consumer packaging unit (pack of coffee/tea), or for all types of packaging individually.

SITA Ecoscan: environmental impacts of waste disposal

For SITA, CE Delft has developed the Ecoscan, which can be used by industries to determine the environmental impacts of their waste disposal practices and how these can be reduced. CE Delft calculated the relevant indices, elaborated the environmental calculations and designed the de modelling tool on which the web version is based. The Ecoscan calculates not just CO2 emissions, but a range of other environmental impacts, too.

SuperWijzer app: meat, butter, cheese and eggs

For the animal welfare group Varkens in Nood and Greenpeace, CE Delft has calculated the impacts of the entire supply chain of 121 animal-derived protein sources like meat, milk and butter on climate and biodiversity (land-use quality). This data was used to create the SuperWijzer app, a free smartphone app that consumers can use to scan the barcode of virtually any protein product found on Dutch supermarket shelves and see how it scores on the two environmental criteria as well as with respect to animal welfare.

LCA on film

Which environmental parameters and endpoints should you study in an LCA study, and how do you go about weighting them? It’s always tricky to explain the results of this kind of study in a way that is clear and comprehensible to non-experts. On a commission from Nomacork, CE Delft has created a short animated clip explaining an LCA study on natural cork.

Modint Ecotool for textile products

For Modint, the Dutch trade association for clothing, fashion accessories, carpet and (interior) textiles, CE Delft has developed the Modint Ecotool. With this tool, textile producers can quantify the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of their products. Users define their own particular product, from the fibres and production processes all the way through to product use and disposal, as well as the specific technologies used. The results for five environmental impacts are then reported on a ‘score card’. CE Delft designed and developed the tool, elaborating the underlying software and providing the background environmental data and modelling calculations.

Tools for modelling potato waste processing

Under the so-called MJA/MEE scheme, numerous companies in the Netherlands have made long-term pledges to reduce their energy consumption, reporting on their achievements annually. For companies in the potato processing sector, CE Delft has developed a computer tool permitting simple calculation of the energy requirements and potential energy savings of four processing routes for four potato waste streams by entering just a handful of parameters.  For this tool CE Delft provided the core indices and environmental calculations as well as the computing software. A web version has also been developed.

CO2 Performance Ladder

The CO2 Performance Ladder is a software tool today used by numerous companies in the Netherlands to reduce the environmental impact of their  operations, with a growing number also using it in the context of project outsourcing and procurement. In 2011 CE Delft updated the in-house-developed datasets, including new indices for biofuels and district heating, for example. During the development phase CE Delft also advised on the methodology employed. The CO2 Performance Ladder is administered by SKAO.

Logistics Emissions Scan computes freight transport emissions

In a comparative study by TNO and the trade journal Logistiek CE Delft’s Logistics Emissions Scan scored high marks. The tool provides insight into freight transport emissions and was developed by CE Delft, the trade association EVO and Altimedes Consulting. For further information, click here

TEMPO: Transport Elasticity Model for Policy Options

The CE Delft-designed freight transport model TEMPO calculates the transport and logistical impacts of policy measures. Transport effects are reflected in total transport demand, modal split and average trip length, logistical effects in changes in average vehicle load factors, routing and average fuel consumption.  CE Delft has used the TEMPO model in a range of projects, including studies on the effects of a kilometre charge for freight vehicles in the Netherlands and on the effects of pricing policies for all freight transport (road, rail, inland shipping) serving the Amsterdam-Paris corridor.