Surap

About us

Our story

The idea of the Sustainable Resource Application (SURAP) originated at the Center for Environmental System Research (CESR) at the University of Kassel. The institute focuses on problem analyses and solution scenarios for climate change and sustainable resource use. The development of SURAP builds on previous research to assess resource efficiency within life cycle analysis (LCA) and transfers this to the planning practice of construction.

Since 1 February 2021, the three-member founding team has been supported in the implementation of the innovative business concept with funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the EXIST start-up grant. Prof. Dr. Stefan Bringezu, Managing Director of CESR and Professor of Sustainable Resource Management, supports and accompanies the project.

Dr.-Ing. Husam Sameer

Software Engineer

Husam is the initiator of the SURAP project He developed the scientific foundations of SURAP as part of his doctorate at the Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) at the University of Kassel. He combines experience as a senior civil engineer and construction manager in numerous construction projects with a broad level of experience in life cycle assessment.

Dilan Glanz

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering

Dilan is an environmental engineer and LCA expert. Her experience in software-based LCA of (recycled) building materials and buildings provides her with essential know-how for SURAP. She is in charge administration of the LCA data as well as their quality control and further development.

Gerrit C. Herder

M.Sc. Sustainability Economics and Management

Gerrit graduated in Business Administration (B.Sc.) at the Philipps University of Marburg with a focus on Market-Oriented Corporate Management and Innovation and Information. He then studied Sustainable Business (M.Sc.) with a focus on Sustainability Economics and Management at the University of Kassel.

Since February 1, 2021, the three-member founding team has been supported in the implementation of the innovative business concept with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the framework of the EXIST Founders Grant. Prof. Dr. Stefan Bringezu, Managing Director of CESR and Professor of Sustainable Resource Management, supports and accompanies the project.