IBU-NEWSLETTER

July 2017

 

Content:

NEWS

+ What Factors Determine Whether a Building Is Sustainable?

+ IBU EPDs: Now Digital, Thanks to IBU.data

+ Focus on BIM, Standardisation, and Construction Product Law

+ IBU 2017 Annual General Meeting

+ Annual Report 2016 of the IBU was presented

+ New and extended PCR part B published

+ EPD update

NEW MEMBERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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NEWS

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Erklärfilm IBU

A new explanatory film from the IBU shows the methodology behind sustainable building certification.

The term ‘sustainability’ seems to be on everyone’s lips. However, it is frequently used selectively, and sometimes with an over-inflated meaning. Anyone who advertises their products as being ‘sustainable’ must be prepared to prove it. This is precisely what the construction materials industry is doing with their Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), an important tool in the sustainability certification of buildings. The Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU), an association of construction materials manufacturers, has just released a new explanatory film that shows how EPDs are used in building certification. More...

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ibu data post picture

Verified Life Cycle Assessment Data for Construction Products Is Now Available in Digital Form, Simplifying Access for Users. More...

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Focus on BIM, Standardisation, and Construction Product Law

Comprehensive Information for IBU Members at the 2017 Annual General Meeting

At this year’s General Meeting, participants were offered a morning programme that covered a wide variety of topics and information concerning national and, in particular, international developments in sustainable building. More...

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IBU 2017 Annual General Meeting

Confirmation of the IBU President and Election of Board Members

At this year’s IBU General Meeting, held on 30 May 2017, IBU members unanimously re-elected Professor Horst Bossenmayer to a sixth term as President of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. The Board thanked Professor Bossenmayer for his untiring dedication to the IBU programme. More...

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Annual Report 2016 of the IBU was presented

Looking back on a successful business year

At the IBU General Meeting on 20 May 2017, IBU Managing Director Dr Burkhart Lehmann presented the 2016 Annual Report, thereby officially bringing the fiscal year to a close and offering a positive retrospective on 2016 and the developments that took place at the IBU during the year. More...

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New and extended PCR part B published

New rules for the product groups processed fly ash,  insulating materials made of foam plastics and wall coverings. More...

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EPD

Update of EPDs after 5 years of validity required - IBU gives advice

In 2017 about 80 EPDs according to EN 15804 will expire.

If you are not sure what to do, please contact IBU office to coordinate the next steps. For further information please see: http://ibu-epd.com/en/checklist-update/

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NEW MEMBERS

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SKZ is the newest supporting member of IBU

SKZ - The adress when it comes to plastics

The Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. is pleased to welcome the SKZ - Das Kunststoffzentrum as a new supporting member. More...

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Flooring manufacturer Bolon joined IBU

Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. is happy to welcome Bolon, a Swedish family owned company, as a new member.

Bolon has specialized in manufacturing Woven Vinyl flooring and at the same time focuses on high-class design and a sustainable way of thinking.  More...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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07. August 2017, Berlin

DGNB

Exclusive for IBU members with a focus on products With its new system variant for new buildings, which has now been published for commenting, the DGNB has created a new milestone in the sustainability certification of buildings. With highly topical themes and ambitious goals, it sets the standard for the construction industry for the well-known sustainability themes. More...

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28. September 2017, Koblenz

Nachhaltigkeitstag mit Leichtbeton 2017

Sustainability is an integral part of the German construction and building materials industry. This term is often associated with ecological aspects.

However, the topic "sustainability" has many different facets for the Bundesverband Leichtbeton e.V. and its member companies. These will be presented at the Nachhaltigkeitstag 2017 and discussed with you. More...

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26. October 2017, Berlin

IBU EPD Methodology Seminar for Life Cycle Assessment Experts

Methodology Seminar for Life Cycle Assessment Experts for the creation of EPDs

IBU is happy to invite all LCA practioners dealing with the creation of EPDs in the programme of IBU to the second methodology seminar on October 26, 2017 in Berlin.

Together with experts from the Advisory Board, our verifier committee and the IBU office new information will be …More...

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19. - 20. October 2017, Berlin

Ökobilanzmethodik

This seminar is only available in German:
Ökobilanzschulung nach ISO 14040/ ISO 14044

Am 19.-20.10.2017 veranstaltet das IBU eine zweitägige Schulung zu den Grundlagen der Ökobilanzmethodik entsprechend der Normen ISO 14040 und ISO 14044 von Prof. Dr. Birgit Grahl. More...

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