August 2016





Institut Bauen und Umwelt has thoroughly revised its website, just in time for this year’s AGM on 7 June 2016 in Berlin. The new look also includes several technical innovations and the new IBU website will be presented and activated under at the AGM for the first time. More...

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2016 AGM at IBU: Focusing on future prospects for EPDs and amendments of membership dues

On the agenda of the IBU Annual General Meeting there were several current and practice related topics of special interest for construction product manufacturers, such as digitalization, present development regarding standardization and laws, as well as the future role of EPDs. More...

Sustainable building

IBU Conference with a Panel of Experts at the Scandic Hotel Berlin on Potsdamer Platz

How do we evaluate the sustainability of a building? What influence do individual building products have on the sustainability of the building? How can building materials manufacturers, through their products and the information about them, contribute to sustainability? And, just what is it that makes a hotel building sustainable?

Information on how a building can be not only sustainably planned and built, but also operated, based exclusively on the example of the DGNB-certified Scandic Hotel at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, was shared with around 50 representatives from building product and component manufacturers. The panel of experts invited by the IBU included key participants who were involved in the building of the hotel, and who provided a guided tour of the facility. More...


New decisions were adopted by the IBU Advisory Board at its meeting on 15 July 2016: More...


During a stay in Helsinki IBU took the chance for a mutual introduction of the EPD programmes with the Finnish programme operator RTS (Building Information Foundation RTS sr). More...

ECO Platform

For a long time the provision of environmental information has been a time consuming and costly issue for the industry. Now the ECO Platform solves this problem with the ECO EPD – a truly European solution for all construction products. More...

eco institut IBU institut bauen und umwelt

From now on eco-INSTITUT is cooperation partner of Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU). As cooperation partner eco-INSTITUT belongs to the expert network supporting the members of IBU to fulfill national and international requirements on emissions from construction products and furniture. More...


Exclusive service for IBU members - book now!

Exclusively for members of IBU for BAU 2017 publishing house Schiele & Schön and IBU will edit a Special Edition of the magazine greenBUILDING. We will be especially focussing on EPDs and their impact on realising sustainability in the construction sector. More...



Poncebloc IBU Institut bauen und umwelt

PONCEBLOC Minery and Construction Materials Industry and Trade Inc. has been a member at Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) since April 2016. IBU welcomes the Turkish manufacturer of different wall systems and is pleased to accept another company committed to fostering more sustainability in the construction industry. More...



21.-22. September 2016, Stuttgart

26.-27. October 2016, Cologne


The seminar and information about it are only availble in German. More...


6. October 2016, Brussels

ECO Platform

Together with you – our partners from industry and declaration holders of EPD - ECO Platform and its founding member IBU want to look forward to the manifold chances and added value of using EPD. More...


8.-9. November 2016, Berlin


The seminar will be held in German. Information are also available in German only. More...


8. November 2016, Berlin

8. Symposium zur EU-Bauproduktenverordnung

Information are only avilable in German at the moment. More...


24.-25. November 2016, Düsseldorf

Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis

This event will be held in German. Information are avaible only in German. More...


16.-21. January 2017, Munich

BAU 2017

IBU at BAU 2017 - Finish your EPDs now and  order IBU Trade Fair Packages!

Also in 2017 IBU will take part in the BAU trade fair in Munich again. As exhibitor with an own stand (Hall B0, stand 205) and as visitor on the booths of member companies and associations EPDs and the LCA-based concept in renewable construcion will be promoted also in 2017. More...