The Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU) is an asso­ci­a­tion of build­ing prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ers who have joined forces to oper­ate an inter­na­tion­al envi­ron­men­tal prod­uct dec­la­ra­tion pro­gramme. The IBU is com­mit­ted to sus­tain­able build­ing and believes that those who mar­ket their prod­ucts as sus­tain­able must also be able to prove this. This is pre­cise­ly what the con­struc­tion mate­ri­als indus­try is doing in work­ing with the IBU to cre­ate envi­ron­ment prod­uct dec­la­ra­tions (EPD) – an inter­na­tion­al­ly recog­nised and stan­dard­ised tool for the sus­tain­abil­i­ty cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of buildings.


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 (EPD) form the data basis for an envi­ron­men­tal build­ing assessment.

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IBU sup­ports tran­si­tion to new EPD stan­dard with attrac­tive pricing

The new Euro­pean stan­dard EN 15804+A2 reg­u­lat­ing EPDs for con­struc­tion prod­ucts will have par­tic­u­lar impacts on the impact assess­ment stage; there­fore, it will be impos­si­ble to com­pare EPD results with those accord­ing to the pre­vi­ous ver­sion EN 15804+A1. In order to offer all dec­la­ra­tion own­ers an e

EPD From Construction Products to Sustainable Buildings

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