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.
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
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for an European sustainability data hub of construction products. The Working Group `International Open Data Network for Sustainable Building` -InData- originated from growing interest in structuring and using information from Environmental Prod