• Optim­isa­tion of grey­water recyc­ling systems

    Optim­iz­a­tion and rehab­il­it­a­tion of existing external systems aiming at improving the water quality and reduce main­ten­ance and energy costs. Diverse clients.

    since 2017
  • Green Moabit

    Develop a water concept within the Programme “Stadtumbau West” in cooperation with Stadtbau Stadtentwicklungs­gesell­schaft mbH – http://​www​.stadtentwicklung​.berlin​.de/​s​t​a​e​d​t​e​b​a​u​/​f​o​e​r​d​e​r​p​r​o​g​r​a​m​m​e​/​s​t​a​d​t​u​m​b​a​u​/​S​a​n​i​e​r​u​n​g​s​m​a​n​a​g​e​m​e​n​t​-​G​r​e​e​n​-​M​o​a​b​i​t​.​7​8​8​3​.​0.html

    since 2017
  • BMBF: “CLIENT South Afrika – Joint Project EcoSUN“

    Decent­ral­ised water and energy manage­ment for struc­tur­ally weak rural regions using the example of South African communities (Fkz 02WCL1357B). Prac­tice partner of the Univer­sity of Potsdam and INTEWA GmbH – http://​ecosun​.com​.de/

    since 2016
  • Büro BLAU GmbH, Berlin

    A study within the field of action “Water” of the project “Zukun­ft­fähiges Wirtschaften auf der Mier­en­dorff-Insel- Green Island” – https://​www​.berlin​.de/​b​a​-​c​h​a​r​l​o​t​t​e​n​b​u​r​g​-​w​i​l​m​e​r​s​d​o​r​f​/​a​k​t​u​e​l​l​e​s​/​p​r​e​s​s​e​m​i​t​t​e​i​l​u​n​g​e​n​/​2​0​1​5​/​p​r​e​s​s​e​m​i​t​t​e​i​l​u​n​g​.​3​7​5​9​19.php

  • District Office of Central Berlin

    Develop a concept for sustain­able water manage­ment in Moabit West, Berlin.

  • mfi Shop­ping Center Manage­ment GmbH, Berlin

    A study “Resource Effi­ciency Water” for the shop­ping Center Gropius Passagen, Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bundess­tif­tung Umwelt (DBU)

    Increase in energy yields during heat recovery from grey­water (F+E project AZ 32156–24/2).

  • LDB Loft und Design Bau GmbH & Co. KG, Leipzig

    Plan­ning of a water recyc­ling system for „Kais­er­liches Postamt“ in Leipzig.

  • Federal Ministry of Educa­tion and Research (BMBF)

    Roof Water-Farm” Project: Cross-sectoral water resources util­isa­tion through building-integ­rated farm manage­ment. Joint research project within the BMBF research programme “Intel­li­gent and Multi­func­tional Infra­struc­ture Systems for a Sustain­able Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal” (INIS). Prac­tice partner of Fraunhofer Insti­tute for Envir­on­mental, Safety, and Energy Tech­no­logy UMSICHT, Ober­hausen – http://​www​.roofwa​ter​farm​.com/​n​e​u​i​g​k​eiten/

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  • Federal Ministry of Educa­tion and Research (BMBF)

    Urban Agri­cul­ture Casab­lanca (UAC) — “Urban Agri­cul­ture as an Integ­rative Factor of Climate-Optim­ised Urban Devel­op­ment, Casab­lanca”. German-Moroccan research project within the mega­city research programme “Research for the Sustain­able Devel­op­ment of Mega­cities of Tomorrow”. Prac­tice Partner of the Asso­ci­ation for Rain­water Harvesting and Water Util­isa­tion (fbr) and the Tech­nical Univer­sity of Berlin.

  • SUSTAINUM Institut für zukun­fts­fähiges Wirtschaften GmbH, Berlin

    Urban devel­op­ment concept „Green Moabit” on behalf of the Berlin Senate Depart­ment for Urban Devel­op­ment. Field of action: innov­ative water concepts/contracting.

  • Hamburger Stadtent­wässerung AöR

    Hafen­City – A study on decent­ral­ized grey­water recyc­ling for Hafen­City Hamburg.

  • Grunow, Berlin

    Plan­ning, construc­tion and oper­a­tion of a grey­water recyc­ling system coupled to heat recovery from wastewater in a passive house in Berlin with 40 accom­mod­a­tion units.

  • Deutsche Bundess­tif­tung Umwelt (DBU)

    Decent­ral­ised wastewater heat recovery from a grey­water recyc­ling system (F+E Project AZ 28201).

  • Deutsche Gesell­schaft für inter­na­tionale Zusammen­arbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Rabat

    Concep­tual study on the envir­on­mental upgrading of build­ings of the Water Depart­ment of the Secretary of State in charge of Water and the Envir­on­ment (S.E.E.E.) in Rabat, Morocco with regard to water management.

  • ECOFYS GmbH, Cologne

    Beirut New Water­front – Sustain­ab­ility study for the New Water­front District, Beirut, Lebanon including LEEDS certification.

  • Deutsche Gesell­schaft für inter­na­tionale Zusammen­arbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Amman

    Consulting expert in setting up guidelines for indoor grey­water reuse and quality require­ments for non-potable water for the Jord­anian Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

  • Lokus GmbH, Berlin

    Cooperation in oper­a­tion and main­ten­ance of grey­water recyc­ling systems in Berlin.

    since 2009
  • Pontos GmbH, Schiltach

    Public-Private-Part­ner­ship (PPP) Project in cooperation with the Jord­anian Ministry of Water and Irrig­a­tion, Dead Sea Spa Hotel, GIZ and Pontos GmbH. Plan­ning, consulta­tion and research on grey­water pilot plants in Jordan. Training meas­ures for install­a­tion, main­ten­ance and operation.

  • Federal Ministry of Educa­tion and Research (BMBF)

    Devel­op­ment of tech­no­lo­gies for multiple water use, natural wastewater and faecal wastes disposal (in a so-called water house) for a community in South Africa.

  • Dessauer Straße 9–12 Kärnterhof GmbH & Co.

    Integ­rated water concept Block 6 in Berlin/Kreuzberg. Rain­water manage­ment and grey­water recyc­ling. Plan­ning, design and system oper­a­tion (selected site within the compet­i­tion “365 Orte im Land der Ideen” and awarded by the Federal Pres­ident on 28.06.2009). In cooperation with the Berlin Senate Depart­ment for Urban Development.

  • District Office of Central Berlin

    Invest­ig­a­tion studies on the sustain­able reduc­tion of storm­water fees and consump­tion-dependent water tariffs in schools in Berlin.

    since 2005
  • Berlin Senate Depart­ment for Urban Development

    Monetary and non-monetary assess­ment of different rain­water manage­ment concepts”. Devel­op­ment of an expert system.

  • EU-MEDA Water Programme

    ZerO‑M Project: Sustain­able Concepts Towards a Zero Outflow Muni­cip­ality” (E8/AIDCO/2001/0515/597668). Financed by the European Commis­sion. MEDA part­ners: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia & Turkey.

  • Found­a­tion of Nolde & Partner



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