green building

BAU 2017: Manufacturers Continue to Rely on EPDs

2017-04-12T14:26:39+00:00 23.01.2017|

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 pa

EPD for Wallpaper Presented by IBU to the Association of German Wallpaper Manufacturers

2017-04-12T14:26:39+00:00 12.01.2017|

First EPD for Wallpaper

At the Heimtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Hans Peters, Board Chairman of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) in Berlin, presented the world’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for non-woven and paper wallpaper to the Association of German Wallpaper Manufacturers (Verband der Deutschen Tapetenindustrie e.V.  – VDT).

ECO Platform EPD – a success story

2017-04-12T14:26:41+00:00 17.10.2016|

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.