»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).
»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