Upcoming Events

Current status to the EN 15804+A2

2017-12-11T15:19:32+00:00 05.12.2017|

First Draft of EN 15804+A2 Following Adoption of Amendment M350

After eleven meetings held subsequent to the last plenary session in Berlin in November 2016, a first draft of the new EN 15804+A2 was presented in October 2017 in Valetta, Malta. The draft had been prepared by six working groups, who met independently to develop the draft and compile it for presentation at the 2017 plenary session.

Report: Methodology Seminar for Life Cycle Assessors

2017-11-28T11:34:20+00:00 16.11.2017|

Key Topics: IBU Programme Rules, LCI Data Sets, Data Quality, and Status of EPD Standardisation

In October 2017, the Institut Bauen und Umwelt held its second training programme for life cycle assessors and EPD creators, aimed at providing information on both new developments to EPD programme rules as well as on how to ensure the most efficient and highest quality verifications of IBU environmental product declarations possible.

IBU EPD Methodology Seminar for Life Cycle Assessment Experts

2017-09-18T13:40:58+00:00 26.10.2017|

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 presented and current questions regarding LCA issues in the verifying process will be clarified in order to make the

The beginning of mutual recognition between France and Germany

2017-11-09T10:56:42+00:00 04.10.2017|

Memorandum of Understanding signed with France

Alliance HQE-GBC, as INIES database owner from France, and IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on September 26th, 2017 during ECO Platform board meeting in Oslo.

What Factors Determine Whether a Building Is Sustainable?

2017-11-09T11:32:04+00:00 03.07.2017|

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

Checklist for EPD update

2017-11-22T13:45:06+00:00 07.11.2016|

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

At the IBU Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June, the general assembly agreed to the proposed procedure regarding the handling of expiring EPDs after their 5 year validity period. Pursuant to the joint proposal of the IBU Board and Advisory Board, all expiring EPDs have to be aligned to the current valid versions of the underlying PCR guidance documents before renewal. To ensure the conformity each EPD will hav