October 2016




+ ECO Platform EPD – a success story

+ IBU Meets UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon

+ Committed to resource efficiency: Construction product manufacturers award a Special Prize at the German Sustainability Award 2016

+ ARGE Annual Meeting Devoted to EPDs

+ 5. Meeting of the InData-Network

+ Arrange an Appointment for BAU 2017 with IBU now!

+ New PCR wall coverings at IBU

+ Current Advisory Board (SVR) decisions




ECO Platform EPD - a success story

Europe is making significant steps towards a common quality standard for life-cycle oriented data from construction products.

In an impressive event at Solvay Bibliothèque in Brussels, organized by the European ECO Platform, participants from all over Europe witnessed the presentation of the achievements in the harmonization of the European EPD. More...

Empfang Ban Ki-moon mit Hans Peters und Wolfgang Pott

Winner of the 2016 German Sustainability Award

On 7 October, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was honoured with the 2016 German Sustainability Award. As a partner of the German Sustainability Award and a member of B.A.U.M., the IBU was invited to the official ceremony in which the United Nations Secretary-General was presented with the award, and was represented there by Chairman of the Board Hans Peters. More...

Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2016

For the second time running, Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) is actively involved as a co-operation partner in the German Sustainability Award.

This year, two IBU Member Companies are taking part in the award of the Special Prize for Resource Efficiency: the group of companies ‘fischer’ and ‘Lebensraum Ziegel’. The Award acknowledges exemplary commitment to closed substance cycle waste management, recycling, raw material and resource management. More...

EPD-Verleihung an ARGE

European Umbrella Organisation for the Lock and Fitting Industry Receives its first EPDs

 The European lock and fittings industry has good reason to celebrate – at this year’s Annual Meeting on 15 and 16 September in the city of Le Touquest, in northern France, ARGE, the European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers was the recipient of the first eight out of a total of fourteen industry branch EPDS that are currently available in the EPD program of the IBU – Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. More...

5. Treffen des Internationalen Netzwerks, InData, zum digitalen Austausch von LCA-Daten auf Basis von EPDs

International open Data-Network for Sustainable Building (InData)

On the 5. meeting of the International Network InData, aiming on the digital exchange of LCA data based on the EPD IBU was represented by managing director  Burkhart Lehmann and Stefan Zwerenz. Programme operators and interested stakeholders from 5 more countries joined the meeting of the working group. More...

IBU auf der Messe BAU 2017 in München

As a leading initiative of construction product manufacturers, IBU has its own stand on BAU 2017 again, informing about the role of construction products in sustainable building. More...

New PCR wall coverings

The former PCR Part B document PCR glass wall and ceiling coverings was extented, approved and published by the IBU Advisory Board (SVR) as new PCR wall  coverings

You have access to all PCR Part B documents via the IBU EPD online tool  https://epd-online.com. More...


The SVR adopted the following changes in the PCR Masterdocument at its meeting on 14 July 2016: More...




16. November 2016, Berlin

From EPD data to practice

BIM automated life cycle assessment for building design and certification Training program: 09:00 – 09:15 Morning coffee and introductions 09:15 – 10:15 Building Product EPDs 10:15 – 10:45 Whole building LCA –what and why? (Theory) 10:45 – 11:30 Applications for building LCA (practical examples of real life cases) 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch break 12:30 – 14:00 LCA for certifications: DGNB, … More...


24.-25. November 2016, Düsseldorf

Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis

Attention: This event is in German only.

Das IBU ist auch 2016 wieder Institutioneller Partner für den Sonderpreis "Ressourceneffizienz" - in diesem Jahr gemeinsam mit seinen beiden Mitgliedern fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG und Lebensraum Ziegel. Weitere Informationen folgen demnächst. 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...

Appointments with IBU can be organized via contact to the IBU office or this doodle.