Birgit Brunklaus

Gästforskare at Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Birgit Brunklaus is leading several research projects in the field of actor-based LCA, as well as environmental work in industry. She did her PhD on LCA and buildings (LCA passive housing). As Assistant Professor at the division of Energy and environment, environmental systems analysis, her focus is on actors in the food and building chain. The goal is to visualise actors possibilities for environmental improvements. Birgit Brunklaus is part of several networks, e.g. in the building sector (CMB) and LCA (CPM, SETAC and IE).

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2016

Energy Efficiency Throughout the Value Chain - Working methods for increased competitiveness

Sara Palander Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Birgit Brunklaus Department of Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2016

Renoveringsbarometern: Omfattning och karaktär av renoveringar i bostadshus

Liane Thuvander, Paula Femenias, Birgit Brunklaus et al
Bygg & Teknik (2/16), p. 23-28
Journal article - popular science
2015

Food retailing – a comparative analysis of handling organic and conventional food products

Birgit Brunklaus, Malin Eriksson,
ISIE Industrial Ecology conference 2015
Conference poster
2015

Lean and green management along the food life cycle

Birgit Brunklaus, Johanna Berlin,
Life Cycle Management LCM conference 2015
Conference poster
2015

Extended actor based LCA – a method that include external actors

Birgit Brunklaus, Johanna Berlin,
ISIE Industrial Ecology conference 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Energy efficiency along the value chain – ways of working for increased competitiveness

Emma Rex, Birgit Brunklaus, Katarina Lorentzon et al
Report
2015

Organizational challenges and solutions for practical implementation of life cycle improvements.

Emma Rex, Birgit Brunklaus, Sara Palander et al
Life Cycle Management LCM conference 2015
Conference poster
2015

Turistens klimatpåverkan – modell och beräkning för Västsverige

Birgit Brunklaus, Frida Hermansson, John Armbrecht et al
Report
2015

Populating the life cycle perspective: methods for analyzing social and organizational dimensions of product chains for management studies

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Mathias Lindkvist et al
International Society for Industrial Ecology Biennial Conference, 7-10 July, Surry, United Kingdom.
Conference poster
2015

The Industrial Ecology of the Göteborg City Region — a first appraisal

Maud Lanau, Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus et al
International Society for Industrial Ecology 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Conceptualizing Industry Efforts to Eco-innovate Among Large Swedish Companies

Steven Sarasini, Jutta Hildenbrand, Birgit Brunklaus et al
Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models, p. 163-178
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Managing chemical risk information. the case of Swedish retailers and Chinese suppliers in textile supply chains

Kristin Fransson, Birgit Brunklaus, Sverker Molander et al
Sustainability in fashion and textiles: values, design, production and consumption, Greenleaf Publishing
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Comparison of imported organic cucumbers from Spain and local conventional cucumbers in winter season on the basis of Carbon Footprint

M. Raab, Birgit Brunklaus, S. Pochtrager et al
Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 23, p. 171-180
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Carbon Footprint analysis of organic Spanish and conventional Austrian cucumbers

Michaela Raab, Birgit Brunklaus, Siegfried Pöchträger et al
Bio-Fach 2013
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

Gegenüberstellung von importierten Biogurken aus Spanien und heimischen konventionellen Gurken in der Winterzeit anhand des CO2-Fußabdruckes

Michaela Raab, Birgit Brunklaus, Siegfried Pöchträger et al
OEGA 2013, p. 2
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Passive housing - new roles and responsibilities for the building chain

Birgit Brunklaus,
LCM 2013, p. 4
Conference poster
2013

Ecological food products - new roles and responsibilities for retailers

Birgit Brunklaus, Michaela Raab,
LCM 2013, p. 4
Conference poster
2013

Ecological food waste - comapring small and large food retailers

Birgit Brunklaus, Johanna Berlin,
LCM 2013, p. 4
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Environmental improvement actions by retailers

Johanna Berlin, Birgit Brunklaus,
LCM 2013, p. 4
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Eco-innovative measures in large Swedish Companies - An inventory based on company reports

Birgit Brunklaus, Jutta Hildenbrand, Steven Sarasini et al
Report
2013

Eco-innovation measures in large Swedish companies - an inventory based on company reports

Steven Sarasini, Jutta Hildenbrand, Birgit Brunklaus et al
Springer' book: Eco-innovation: Lessons from experience and new frontiers in theory and practice - Suggestions and Guidelines
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Flows of Chemical Risk Information in the Consumer Paint Product Chain

Kristin Fransson, Birgit Brunklaus, Sverker Molander et al
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 17 (2), p. 310-320
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Eco-innovative measures in large Swedish companies: An inventory based on company reports

Birgit Brunklaus, Jutta Hildenbrand, Steven Sarasini et al
Preprint
2012

Responsible product chains – the case of organic food and textiles

Birgit Brunklaus,
Workshop: Responsible Supply Chains and Networks: Challenges for Governance and Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden, 22-24 November 2012, redaktör: Magnus Boström, SH, Stockholm
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Ekologisk produktion – utveckling av en ny LCA-metodik för livsmedelsindustrin

Birgit Brunklaus,
Miljöforskning – Formastidning för ett hållbart samhälle (Januari 2011)
Journal article - popular science
2011

Green products need green actor chains – The assessment of passive housing and organic food

Birgit Brunklaus, Johanna Berlin,
The Adlerbert Research Foundation Jubilee Conference 2011, p. 19
Conference poster
2011

Actor’s behavior matter – organising green product chains.

Birgit Brunklaus,
International Society of Ecology ISIE conference 2011
Conference poster
2011

The Usefulness of an Actor’s Perspective in LCA

Henrikke Baumann, Johanna Berlin, Birgit Brunklaus et al
Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management, p. 73-83
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Illustrating limitations of energy studies of buildings with LCA and actor analysis

Birgit Brunklaus, C. Thormark, Henrikke Baumann et al
Building Research and Information. Vol. 38 (3), p. 265-279
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Environmental attitudes, management and performance

Pernilla Gluch, Birgit Brunklaus, Karin Johansson et al
Performance Improvement in Construction Management (eds. Atkin and Borgbrant), p. 158-172
Chapter in monograph, book
2009

Does organising matter? Tracing connections to environmental impacts in different housing estates.

Birgit Brunklaus,
Progress in Industrial Ecology. Vol. 6 (2), p. 120-134
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Passivhusens miljöpåverkan under lupp

Birgit Brunklaus, Henrikke Baumann, Catarina Thormark et al
Samhällsbyggaren. Vol. 2009 (2), p. 7-9
Journal article - popular science
2009

Managing Stakeholders or the Environment? The Challenge of Relating Indicators in Practice

Birgit Brunklaus, Tove Malmqvist, Henrikke Baumann et al
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. Vol. 2009 (16), p. 27-37
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Miljökrav måste ställas när energikällor väljs

Birgit Brunklaus, Catarina Thormark, Henrikke Baumann et al
Husbyggaren. Vol. 2008 (5), p. 30-33
Journal article - popular science
2008

Passivhus och konventionella hus - en miljöjämförelse

Birgit Brunklaus, Catarina Thormark, Henrikke Baumann et al
Bygg och Teknik. Vol. 2008 (5), p. 29-30
Journal article - popular science
2007

A questionnaire survey of environmental attitudes, management and performance of Swedish architects and technical consultants.

Liane Thuvander, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Proceedings of the Central Europe towards Sustainable Building conference, CESB 07, 24-26 september Prague.. Vol. 1, p. 143-149
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

What makes it slow? A questionnaire survey of environmental attitudes, management and performance

Pernilla Gluch, Birgit Brunklaus, Karin Johansson et al
4th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, 14th-15th June 2007, Luleå, Sweden
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Understanding technical possibilities in organizational practice – housing management in Sweden

Birgit Brunklaus,
LCM conference, 27-29 August 2007, Zürich
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Miljöbarometern för bygg- och fastighetssektorn 2006 - en kartläggning av sektorns miljöarbete

Pernilla Gluch, Birgit Brunklaus, Karin Johansson et al
Report
2007

Energideklarationer - bra start på vägen mot energieffektiviseringar

Birgit Brunklaus, Örjan Lundberg,
Bygg & Teknik. Vol. 99 (2), p. 56-58
Journal article - popular science
2004

Organisational background to environmental impacts

Birgit Brunklaus,
Licentiate thesis
2004

Environmental improvement potential of existing residential buildings - managers role and scope of action

Birgit Brunklaus, Henrikke Baumann,
Annual meeting. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe) ; 14 (Prague) : 2004.04.18-22
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

Miljöbarometern för byggsektorn 2002

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Report
2002

What Environmental Data do Property Managers have on Buildings and their Management?

Liane Thuvander, Birgit Brunklaus,
Proceedings of the Sustainable Building Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Do Swedish property management companies have necessary conditions for environmental management? An interview study on environmental data availability

Birgit Brunklaus, Liane Thuvander,
Proceedings of the GIN conference 2002
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2002

Environmental drivers, management and results in Swedish building industry. A surevey within the International Business Environmental Barometer

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Proceedings of International Conference of Sustainable Building 2002, p. 16
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2001

Environmental assessment of housing management with LCA and time series

Birgit Brunklaus, Henrikke Baumann,
1th International Life Cycle Management conference, 27-29 august 2001, Copenhagen
Conference poster