Mirjam Busch

Industry and Products

Research Topics

  • Life cycle analysis (LCA) of products, processes and technologies
  • Impact assessment – analysis and development of characterisation models
  • Software applications for material flow management and material flow analysis (e.g. Umberto, SimaPro)
  • Sustainable urban planning of future megacities in developing and newly-industrialised countries
  • Environmental Impact Assessment in accordance with the EIA Directive 85/337/EEC

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2011 – Researcher at ifeu
  • 2008 – Qualification as Environmental Management Representative and Health and Safety Representative
  • Master of Engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur) in Ecology and Environmental Protection majoring in Environmental Business Management at the Life Sciences cluster at the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (University of Applied Sciences)

Selected Projects

  • Ongoing consulting services for national and international businesses for the ecological evaluation of packaging systems made from fossil and renewable raw materials (confidential)
  • Analysis and update of beverage packaging LCA on behalf of the Federal Environmental Agency (2011-2016)
  • Update of the LCA methodology of the Federal Environmental Agency
  • Rapid Planning – Sustainable infrastructure, environmental and resource management for highly dynamic metropolises

Selected Publications

  • Fehrenbach, B. Grahl, J. Giegrich, M. Busch: Hemeroby as an impact category indicator for the integration of land use into life cycle (impact) assessment; DOI 10.1007/s11367-015-0955-y; 2015a
  • H. Fehrenbach, B. Grahl, M. Busch: Hemeroby as an impact category metric for the integration of land use and biodiversity into the Life Cycle (Impact) Assessment; poster at SETAC Barcelona 2015; Background information
  • B. Franke, N. Li, J. Ahati, A. Detzel, C. Zhao, M. Busch, C. Derreza-Greeven: Technological and Economic Challenges in Making Urumqi’s PVC Industry More Energy Efficient. In L. Eltrop, T. Telsnig, U. Fahl (Hrsg.). (2013). Energy and Sun. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Future Megacities (vol.1). Berlin: JOVIS

Further information

Publication list