We conduct research and development projects on topical issues in the form of reports, research articles, and publications. In addition to commissioned reports and research papers, we have also initiated studies and projects. We are keen on finding new research initiatives by request. Our topics include, e.g., one-planet lifestyles, sustainable resource-use, life cycle analysis, carbon footprinting, and circular economy.

A household’s burden: the embodied resource use of household equipment in Germany

Carbon footprints and consumer lifestyles: an analysis of lifestyle factors and gap analysis by consumer segment in Japan

Initiating transitions towards 1.5-degree lifestyles: An action research study on a design game

How can people better understand their environmental impacts: An Introduction to lifestyle calculators

Giving legs to handprint thinking: foundations for evaluating the good we do

1.5-degree lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints

1.5-degree lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints – A summary

Do households have the key to solve the climate crisis? Assessing energy saving experiments in Finnis households from practice theoretical approach (FI, abstract in EN)

A sustainable level of material footprint — Benchmark for designing one-planet lifestyles

The nutritional footprint: integrated methodology using environmental and health indicators to indicate potential for absolute reduction of natural resource use in the field of food and nutrition

Integrating resource efficiency in business strategies: a mixed-method approach for environmental life cycle assessment in the single-serve coffee value chain

Household-level transition methodology towards sustainable material footprints

The final report of the “low-carbon April” project (In Finnish)

The Household of the Future – Resource-Wise Everyday Habits and Services: Final Report of the Household of the Future Project (In Finnish)

Resource use in the production and consumption system: the MIPS approach

Calculating the Material Input per Service unit using the ecoinvent database

Within the limits of sufficiency? The standard of living and material footprint of singles subsisting on basic social security (In Finnish)

Project-based learning on life-cycle management – A case study using material flow analysis

Studying well-being and its environmental impacts: A case study of minimum income receivers in Finland