CO2-beregner booster bæredygtig belysning

CO2 calculator boosts sustainable lighting

Reference: Ingemann Components

How do you gain success with environmentally friendly components for lighting? By quantifying the effect and use it in communication.

Viegand Maagøe has developed a CO2 calculator and sustainability strategy for Ingemann Components.

How we completed the assignment

Ingemann Components produces lighting components for big lighting companies and wished for more focus on sustainability.

Viegand Maagøe has evaluated the sustainable opportunities  i all aspects of the value chain: sub-suppliers, production, sales, product development, distribution, the use phase and end-of-life as well. The greatest potential can be found in energy and material optimization of the final products of Ingemann Components’ clients: lighting fixtures. That is why this area was chosen as the focal point.

Ingemann Components optimizes clients’ design in their own lighting laboratory and thereby achieve large energy savings during the products’ use phase. To document this, Viegand Maagøe developed a calculator tool that accounts for the lighting in the following:

  • The brightness of the finished fixture
  • The expected lifetime of the fixture
  • Usage pattern
  • Sales volume
  • In which geographical areas the sale takes place

The tool was developed in discussion with with 2 big clients and has subsequently been presented at a Sustainability Webinar for the company’s clients.

Viegand Maagøe has also helped Ingemann Components with concrete measurable goals in the comapny’s sustainability strategy for all aspects in the value chain towards 2025.

Reference: Ingemann Components

Contract period: 2020-2021


Ingemann Components can now document the energy savings they create for clients and has gained greater knowledge of i.a. climate footprint of plastic materials. This enables them to:

  • advise customers on the sustainability of various design solutions
  • optimize the climate footprint of their customers’ solutions
  • document the gain with calculations

At the same time, Ingemann Components has developed a 360-degree sustainability strategy that obliges the company to achieve specific sustainability goals throughout the value chain.

With the new calculator and a clear sustainability strategy, Ingemann Components now appears as the climate-friendly choice when choosing a component supplier in the lighting industry.

"The project has got us on a positive green track, so we are now ready to move on with other climate and sustainability projects such as e.g. KlimaKlar SME. It has almost been our 'climate starting point', because the process has been so open and yet guided."
Director Dorthe Johanne Hillerup Vedsted
Ingemann Components
Global Goals

The project contributes to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development:

SDG 7 ’Affordable and Clean Energy’
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.

SDG 9 ‘Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure’
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

SDG 12 ‘Responsible consumption and production‘
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.


Do you want to know more about the project and what we can do for you? Please, contact us.

Alex C. Marcher

Alex C. Marcher

Adviser, MSc in Environmental Engineering

Mobil: +45 60 29 78 01

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