IBU was created out of an initiative of manufacturers of construction products and components who decided to support the demand for more sustainability in the construction sector.


Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs) form the data basis for an environmental building assessment.

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EPDs from the IBU are now recognized in Italy and Great Britain

Mutual Recognition with the EPD programmes of BRE and EPD Italy  During the trade fair BAU 2017 in Munich, IBU has signed two new mutual recognitions with the Italian EPD-Program EPD Italy / ICMQ and BRE from the UK in the person of Managing Director Dr. Burkhart Lehmann and IBU President Prof. Dr. Horst Bossenmayer.

BAU 2017: Manufacturers Continue to Rely on EPDs

IBU Environmental Product Declarations Are a Europe-wide Industry Standard for Sustainable Building Environmental Product Declarations – EPDs – continue to be of paramount importance to building materials manufacturers from every area of the industry, as IBU saw evidenced at BAU 2017 in Munich. A large number of companies and associations from across the building materials and building product manufacturing branches participated in BAU 2017, not only to introduce the technical features of their products the public, but also to demonstrate the environmental friendliness of these products – in the form of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

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