Award

»For designers and companies, the requirement for good design alongside ecologically compatible production makes this award a singular brand.«

Prof. Anna Berkenbusch, Jury Chair

Good design must be both aesthetically and ecologically convincing. The German Federal Ecodesign Award recognises sustainable products, services and concepts which are outstanding in their design. Since 2012, the German Federal Ecodesign Award has been granted annually by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU )and the German Environment Agency (UBA) in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ).

Benefits

»We won the Ecodesign Award at a time when we were still building up and investing in our company. It was greatly motivating. An award like this is a huge feather in our cap, not least because it’s from an institution that we know is taking a deeper look at the overall process and not just handing out prizes to anybody. They have to be genuinely excited about the product. This award means that you have passed the litmus test.«

Andreas Spieß, Solarkiosk GmbH, Winner 2012 in the category service

Jury

The interdisciplinary jury of the German Federal Ecodesign Award is comprised of designers and environmental experts.

Jury

Competition Categories

Winners 2019

Of some 300 submissions, the interdisciplinary jury nominated 31 projects from sectors such as architecture, energy, communication, household, interior, transportation and fashion. Among these, 12 were honoured with the German Federal Ecodesign Award during the award ceremony in the Federal Ministry for the Environment on 25 November 2019.

Winners 2019

Project overview

Here you can find an overview of all nominated and winning projects since 2012. Among them are works by companies, design offices and marketing agencies, architecture or engineering firms, researchers and students from varied sectors.

Project overview