The extent to which products influence the environment and our everyday culture is determined greatly by their design. The German Ecodesign Award, which was launched in 2012 by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection the German Environment Agency, in cooperation with the IDZ, recognises innovative products and concepts that embody high ecological and aesthetic aspirations. The overarching objective is to promote innovation and to support the market introduction and diffusion of environmentally sound products via a high-profile award. For companies and designers, the competition provides a platform for showcasing products and ideas of outstanding ecological- and design quality.

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), with the support of a project advisory board, has been commissioned with the development of the competition format and -implementation.

Award winners 2022

The winners of the German Ecodesign Award 2022 have been announced.
Out of 295 submissions and 28 nominees, 14 projects were honoured with the highest state award for ecological design by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency.

The award-winning projects include intelligently designed lights, a seasonal calendar for green electricity, precast foundations for wind turbines, a deposit chair as well as advanced concepts for the transformation of the clothing industry and the data-based rewetting of peatlands.

Details on all award-winning projects can be found in the online gallery of the German Ecodesign Award.


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