Research Area:
Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures

KartAL I

Mapping the Stock of Buildings and Constructed Assets and other Long Lasting Goods in Germany in order to optimise the market for secondary raw materials

The project aim is to quantify the size and composition of Germany's stock of anthropogenic goods. The intention is to classify this mass into various types of materials along durable manufacturing and consumer goods, the built environment such as infrastructure and buildings and thereby to determine the ratios of the various raw materials as potential secondary resources.

The change in stocks and flows of anthropogenic goods and products (composition, availability, etc.) is illustrated by means of input-output balances. The goal is to develop a method to capture and illustrate the changing stock of anthropogenic goods on the basis of systematic and regularly published sources of data (statistics, data from trade associations, models, etc.). Information on the stock of goods can thereby be annually updated.

The project is run in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute in Wuppertal and intecus gmbh Dresden.

Project structure


10/2012 – 03/2014


Dr.-Ing. Georg Schiller
Phone +49 351 4679 259


Wuppertal Institut,
intecus dresden

Third Party Funding

Umweltbundesamt UBA

project report

The project report can be downloaded on UBA website .