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.
Florian Pronold, former Parliamentary State Secretary, has been the new Managing Director of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU), Berlin, since July 1, 2023. The 50-year-old succeeds Dipl.-Ing. Hans Peters and Dr. Roman Rupp, who will continue to serve as board members (chairman and deputy cha
By mass balance approach (MBA) IBU understands the virtual allocation of basic materials (e.g. biomass) or other resources (e.g. energy) to a product. This is also referred to as “pooled resources”, which only represent a subset of the resources used and are available in limited quantities, but are