IK Ingeniería Ecodesign - Helping companies design greener products
IK IngenieríaHelping companies design greener products IK Ingeniería is an environmental consulting firm specialized in ecodesign, sustainable building and environmental technical training. Our work is based on environmental innovation since 2004. Since then, we have provided with support and advice to more than one hundred companies (from SME to large companies and public administration), helping them to improve their products and services throught innovation, making them environmentally-friendly. As a result, over these years we have contributed to a reduction of the environmental impacts resulting from the activity of our customers. Many products have been improved and are now more respectful with our environment. Also, the application of ecodesign gives companies the key to save resources, gain differentiation, add value to the product and improve their market competitiveness. These are some of the advantages about being an ecoefficient company. Do you want to know more about how to ecoinnovate in your business?
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & EcodesignT he value of ecoinnovation for a company Ecoinnovate means to integrate the environment in the company through innovationHroad ow to do it? The key concept is Ecodesign. Ecodesign is the main tool to take the towards ecoinnovation. A scientific methodology to detect those phases in which theproduct/service gets a significant impact on the environment (to consider: end of product’s life, whenbecoming a waste, along the production stage if high energy consumption is required, if there arepolluting components when selecting materials, and so on).Ecodesign analyses all product development stages and indicates where it is necessary to makeimprovements, in order to create more environmentally responsible product with the cost savingsassociated. It is estimated that over 80% of all product-related environmental impacts are determinedduring the design phase. Integrating environment variables from the beginning, in the design stage, is themost effective way to make improvements that consider the whole life cycle of the product. O ur services in EcoinnovationIK Ingeniería provides customers with Environmental Innovation Solutions, according to their needs.From short-term or specific actions on the development or the redesign of a product, todeeper innovation actions such as implementing Ecodesign International Management SystemStandard ISO 14006 (previously named UNE 150301) to integrate this methodology in each process of theorganization.
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & Ecodesign Global Solutions Review of the existing legislationE codesign strategic viability study Anlysis of appplicable certification systems Analysis of differentIf this is the first environmental innovation actions on environmental Strategic (Ecolabels, Environmentalexperience in your company of a product or innovation analysis Product Declaration...)service, IK Ingeniería provides you strategicadvice about the possibilities of ecodesign in yourorganization. This “strategic viability analysis”allows you to identify those products/serviceseligible for applying ecodesign methodology,and other recommendations about Motivations and specific interest ofecoinnovation and key actions that could be the customercarried out by the company. Phases of “Ecodesign strategic viability study”E codesign management in the organization: ISO 14006As a strategic bet, more than 150 companies in Spain have already committedto environmental innovation through Ecodesign. For this reason, they haveimplemented Ecodesign Management System ISO 14006, ensuring thismethodology as the regular and usual way of working in every proyect, andthus making possible to place on the market environmentally friendlyproducts for a sustainable living. This system also ensures compliancewith legislation. Ecodesign Management System permits to identifyand analyze the environmental aspects of the product throughout its whole life ISO14006:2011cycle to incorporate environmental improvement measures in all projects. The AENORsystem is integrated with any other existing management system in yourcompany (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and so on).IK Ingeniería offers support in the implementation of Ecodesign Management System ISO 14006. We haveworked with a result of a successful implementation in the following companies:AKABA, EREDU, GEROMOBEL, IKERTIA TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Ingenor, LASTER DISSMOFI 2000, OnekaArchitecture and SORALUCE.
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & EcodesignO ur ExperienceFURNITURE INDUSTRY Company improvements: The Ecodesign methodology was tested AKABA, one of Spains leading in AKABA for the first time in the officemanufacturers of furniture for offices and public areas, chair, model MUGA. The obtaineddecided to follow the path of environmental product environmental benefits were as follows:innovation by integrating its quality managementsystem according to the EFQM model, with the Selection of materials with lowEcodesign Management System (ISO 14006). This new environmental impact: Replacement ofsystem allows the company ensuring the ecodesign some materials in the chair, plastic partsmethodology as the usual form of work. IK Ingeniería were changed for recycled cardboardhas provided AKABA advice to achieve this goal elements improving the recyclability ofsuccessfully. the product; wood from the back of the chair was changed for recycled plastic, less harmful and with better recyclability, and finally, a reduction of the seat foam thick. Homogenization of references for standard pieces within the company: It reduces both the number of manufacturing processes, and also the quantity of consumables and energy required, which results in simplifying the repair process of the product.MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY Company improvements: SORALUCE is one of the global The working system was implantedleaders in the design and manufacture of advanced successfully in the company, and firsttechnology and high performance Milling Machines, applied in the development of a millingMilling-Boring Machines and Machining Centres. In machine (Model TR) obtaining a 16%2010, it was the first company in the sector of machine- reduction of its global environmentaltools to implement the Ecodesign Management System impact. This improvement was aISO 14006. Since then, the company incorporates the consequence of:environmental dimension in all its designs. Reconfigurating the structure of the machine, obtaining a 7% reduction of total weight Reducing electricity consumption by 16% during the phase of utilization Reducing oil consumption by a 21%, during its phase of utilization
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & EcodesignT echnical consultancy service: an Ecodesign Deparment in your companyDo you want to implement sustainable design actions in your projects, but your company has no time orno specialized human resources? Most of small businesses can’t afford to employ their own team ofEcodesign and environmental Innovation professionals in-house. However, it is important to stay updatedon the new European Directives about sustainable product design and to work constantly on productinnovation, in order to be in a more-competitive position in the green markets where nowadayscompanies can find new opportunities.For this reason, IK Ingeniería offers the knowledge and experience of its professional team to help you. Asyour external Environmental Innovation and Ecodesign Department, we can provide you withreliable advice when you need it. We are a team both in which you can trust and which will provide youtools, ideas and solutions. You can either choose to take us on with a monthly retainer fee, or call us inwhen you need us for specific projects. Either way, we will be in contact with you throughout eachproject and after completion, ensuring you have all the support needed.Currently, we are supporting Ihobe (Environmental Management Public Agency of Basque Government)as its external Ecoinnovation Department. Moreover, we are working for HABIC- Basque Country Habitatand Contract Cluster - which gathers the most important companies in this sector with 87 members-. Inboth cases, we offer our expertise in environmental innovation to solve environmental concerns or giveexpert advice in the course of the projects. These are some of the services and tools we offer toour clients:Methodology and tools for Environmental InnovationIn coordination with other agencies and companies (Simpple,Neiker Tecnalia, HAZI, Mendinet), we are participating in thedevelopment of environmental software tools that facilitatecompanies, especially SMEs, to implement eco-innovation activities. Some recent projects in this senseare: “LiMaS Project”, a tool for the environmentalimprovement of electrical and electronic products(www.limas-eup.eu), “More Wine, Less CO2”, a CarbonFootprint Calculator for the wine industry (www.masvino- “More Wine, Less CO2” Proyectco2.com) or “AgroLCAmanager”, a software program to Carbon Footprint Calculatorimprove the sustainability of food industrycompanies (www.agrolcamanager.com).Environmental technical GuidelinesThe deep knowledge in environmental innovation, ecodesignand sustainable building has allowed our professional teamto participate in the development of several technicalpublications and ecodesign guides, in collaboration with othercompanies. There are some of the most recentpublications, we could mention: Life CycleAssessment and Carbon Footprint Guide, Ecodesign guidelinesfor furniture and street furniture , Product EnvironmentalLabeling Guideline, Green Building Guideline for administrativeand office buildings, also a review of Sustainable BuildingGuide for Housing Rehabilitation, in collaboration with both, “Ecodesign Guidelines for street furniture” andHousing Department and Department of Environment and “Product Environmental Labeling Guideline”Regional Planning of the Basque Government.
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & EcodesignGreen business awardsExternal recognition is very important to our customers as avaluable opportunity to have environmental success of theirbusiness widely recognized. Also it is a contribution for agood corporate image, which plays an increasingly importantrole in consumer’s choice. Aware of this, IK Ingeniería detectsall those award opportunities, depending on each companycharacteristics. Furthermore, our team is willing to prepare bothyour application and develop all technicaldocumentation required and any other related issues for asuccessful candidature. In addition, we can assist you toprepare informational material about the product or project in European Business Awards for the Environmentorder to communicate their environmental advantages. For 2011/2012 -Basque Country sectionexample, we prepare the draft of Environmental ExcellenceStudy Cases of numerous Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)for Ihobe, the Basque Government EnvironmentalManagement Agency.Access to financeFor this aim, our team searches for all theavailable ways to finance your project, and detects thosewhich best fit within every type of company or project. There isnow a variety of emerging funding opportunities, asgovernment grants, related to ecoinnovation, energyefficiency, sustainability and environment protection, that canhelp your company to implement eco-innovative activities. IK Ingeniería helps you to find them and In many cases, financing is crucial for SMEs toput them at the touch of a button. implement ecoinnovationConference and event managementEvents are a great way to do public relations andseize the opportunity to boost sales and grow customerbase. In the case of SMEs, it is also useful for promotingnew products or services. For public administration, this is aconvenient way to approach to their audience(suppliers, customers, employees, society) and improverelations. "Bilbao Ecodesign Meeting 2011". IK IngenieríaIK Ingeniería has experience, not only in small event was the technical assistance and scientificmanagement, but also in large international conferences with support for Ihobe in this internationalan audience of over 350 assistants. congress. Since 2006, we have participated in all ecodesign meetings celebrated in Bilbao:We help companies and public agencies to coordinate the IVEcoinnovative Companies Meeting :technical organization by making the speakers (national / Environmental &Building Productinternational) selection, preparing the content of Innovation(2010)the presentations, boosting forums, detecting potential III Congress on Environmental Product &Building Innovation (2008)audience and managing invitations, doing PR support or II Forum on Environmentalanalysis the results. Product Innovation (2007) I Basque Ecodesign Congress. Improving product environmental aspects (2006)
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & EcodesignEcoinnovation in-company trainingIK Ingeniería currently offers tailored in-company trainingprogrammes. Our team customizes training sessions accordingto the clients needs and its requirements, and also accordingto target audience, technical and functional requirements,class duration, and subject matter. We cover from long-termcourses, to intensive workshops. The topics vary dependingon the client or project but some of the most common in whichIK is specialized are: Seminar on Carbon Footprint for winery and Environmental Product Legislation viticulture technicians Environmental labels for products (eco-labeling) Ecodesign (methodology, steps for implementation) ISO 14006 (UNE 150301) for Ecodesign Management Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Carbon Footprint Identification of Environmental Aspects Ecodesign software and toolsOfficial Masters Degrees and Ecodesign ClassroomIK Ingeniería offer university education in the following MasterDegrees, postgraduate programs and specialized university Environmental innovation projects: Ecodesignclassrooms: Classroom 2010-2011 Promotion Memory Ecodesign Classroom, Engineering School of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU). Since 2004, IK Ingeniería coordinates the Ecodesign Classroom and offers qualify teachers in this subject. Among the offered modules, you will find Eco-labeling, Life Cycle Analysis of products, Software tools, Environmental management in the company and environmental innovation and sustainable building. Machine Tool Classroom, Engineering School of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU) Master in Construction Engineering, Engineering School of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU) Postgraduate course in "Sustainable Planning, Building and Rehabilitation", School of Engineering at the Ecodesign Classroom 2011-2012 Promotion University of Deusto in Bilbao Engineering School of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU) Master in Building Thermal Engineering, Engineering School of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU)
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & Ecodesign Specific Solutions Improve the environmental profile of your productsL ife Cycle Assessment (LCA)The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been used increasingly by industry to help reduce the overallenvironmental burdens across the whole life cycle of goods and services. LCA is a scientific technique toassess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a products life from-cradle-to-grave (i.e.,from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair andmaintenance, and disposal or recycling). LCA’s can help avoid a narrow outlook on environmentalconcerns by: compiling an inventory of relevant energy and material inputs and environmental releases;evaluating the potential impacts associated with identified inputs and releases; interpreting the results tohelp you make a more informed decision. To perform this analysis IK Ingeniería has the knowledge of the most effective specific software tools in the market. Depending on customer’s needs (more or less complex) of the action), you can perform different types of product environmental analysis: Basic: Environmental Screening Premium: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)The LCA process is developed following the standards set by international ISO 14040 and ISO 14044An LCA of your product detects if it complies with European Ecodesign Directive, and it is a first andessential step before the implementation of the Ecodesign Management System ISO 14006.E colabelling: Green Products Certification System IK Ingeniería can provide you all the information about ecolabelling and the ecolabels which could be applied to your product, by studying your market and helping you make the better possible choice. The term “green procurement” means the integration of the environmental considerations into the decision process when consumer wants to make an adquisition of a product/service. Ecolabels are a distinctives that ensure the communication of environmental truthful information. This makes consumers easier to recognize products that comply with rigorous environmental specifications.European countries with own national modelsof ecolabeling
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & EcodesignCurrently, there are a variety of ecolabels by which a company can certify a product. IK Ingeniería offers: Advice on the selection of most appropriate environmental certification by studying product, sector and market Preparation and verification of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). IK Ingeniería has one of the five verifiers - approved by the Environdect - that exist in Spain for the certification of these type of ecolabels (III) Creation and preparation of all technical documentationO ur ExperienceHIGH-TECH ECOCHAINS Naval and oil sectorVicinay Cadenas, a basque company dedicated todesign, manufacturing and supply of high technologychains and high-tech accessories for the naval sectorand the oil and gas offshore industry, was the firstcompany in the mooring sector to verifyan Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Prior toregistering the EPD, the company worked out abaseline for its environmental impact. Nowadays,Vicinay Cadenas has registered, throughthe swedish agency Envirodec, its full range of chainsand three of their shackle products.IK Ingeniería has worked together with VicinayCadenas for obtaining these ecolabels, preparing theenvironmental analysis of the process, conducting theLife Cycle Assessments (LCAs), advising on thecertification process of the Environmental ProductDeclaration (EPD) and drafting all required documents.FIRST ECODESIGNED TRAM Rail industryCAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), aprivate company listed on the stock exchange thatspecializes in the design, manufacture, maintenanceand supply of rolling stock for the rail industry, is alwayssearching more efficient and environmentally friendlymeans of transport. Now CAF has certified thefirst Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of a tram.Manufactured at its plant in Zaragoza, the tram Urbo 3features an innovative system of catenary-freeoperation, meeting the highest environmentalstandards. The Environmental ProductDeclaration (EPD) of CAF Urbos3 tram certifies itsenvironmental performance. IK Engineering has workedclosely with the company in the process for obtainingthis ecolabel.
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & Ecodesign Our team and valuesE nvironmental Sustainability ProfessionalsWe are a team of highly experienced professionals in engineering, architecture andcommunication, specialized in ecodesign, sustainable building and sustainability. A qualifiedmultidisciplinary team, young and dynamic, focused on continuous improvement and provide bestquality of service to our customers. A team who is constantly retraining and learning.The promoters and founders of IK Engineering, Rubén Carnerero y Francisco Campo, are IndustrialEngineers from the Technical High School of Engineering of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country -UPV/EHU). During their last academic year in 2002, both were specializing in the Ecodesign Classroom ofthe university. A training initiative that at the beginning of the 2000s was pioneer in Spain, and still today isa reference in the field of public university formation in ecodesign and environmental product innovationareas.N etworkMore knowledge, more value for customerIn IK Ingeniería we like to develop projects in collaboration with other organizations. For this reason, wehave some strategic partners with whom we usually complete our expertise and create more value tofind the best solution for our customer.Stategic partners Simpple IK Ingeniería strategic partner. Expert in developing innovative solutions with high technological value.
Services Catalog 2012 - IK Ingeniería & Ecodesign ENVIRONDEC (International EPD System) IK Ingeniería is Environdec’s associated member. Environdec is the best known International Certification Body of Environmental Product Declarations, and we are one of the 27 associated organizations worldwide.Other associations HABIC Cluster - Basque Habitat & Contract Cluster More than 80 SMEs in the contract and furniture sector are associated. IK Engineering takes part into this group to promote ecoinnovation and sustainability as a weapon of competitiveness among companies. AJEBASK Federation of Associations of Young Entrepreneurs in the Basque Country INNOBK Forum for Innovative Companies in Barakaldo (Bizkaia)C ommitted to continuous improvementThe companys commitment to continuous improvement and our concern about the environmentalissues has been the impulses to implement a Management Quality System and EnvironmentalManagement System, both certified by AENOR according to UNE-9001:2000 and UNE - 14001:2004,respectively.As an organization involved in environmental sustainability, we participate in the EcoefficiencyProgramme for Basque Companies 2010-2014, promoted by the Environmental Department of theBasque Government, through which about 500 companies have acquired their environmentalcommitments. In our case, we have taken various eco-challenges, putting stress on the promotion ofgreen purchasing and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that derivate from businessesactivities.
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