VÖWA GmbH from Bavaria joins the IBU


“The con­cept and idea of the IBU is absolute­ly spot on”

As the year draws to a close, a fur­ther man­u­fac­tur­er of insu­lat­ing prod­ucts, VÖWA GmbH, has become a mem­ber of the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU). The medi­um-sized com­pa­ny from Bob­in­gen in Bavaria has been pro­duc­ing insu­lat­ing mate­ri­als since 1973, spe­cial­is­ing in par­tic­u­lar in the use of poly­ester fibre fleece.

IBU inte­grates state­ments on health assess­ment in its PCRs


AgBB eval­u­a­tion scheme in Prod­uct Cat­e­go­ry Rules

The Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) updates the state­ments on the health assess­ment of con­struc­tion prod­ucts in its pro­gramme rules and incor­po­rates the AgBB eval­u­a­tion scheme 2018 into its Prod­uct Cat­e­go­ry Rules (PCRs).

The IBU plans new service area from 2019


Prod­uct-relat­ed sus­tain­abil­i­ty information

Build­ing on the suc­cess of recent years, the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) plans to expand its service area in 2019. In addi­tion to the estab­lished and inter­na­tion­al­ly suc­cess­ful EPD sys­tem for build­ing-relat­ed prod­ucts, going for­ward, the insti­tute intends to pre­pare prod­uct-relat­ed sus­tain­abil­i­ty infor­ma­tion in line with the require­ments of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al buil

The EPD pro­gramme of the IBU


A Suc­cess Story

For over thir­ty years, the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) has ded­i­cat­ed itself to the prin­ci­ples of sus­tain­able con­struc­tion. A crit­i­cal fac­tor in achiev­ing this has been the avail­abil­i­ty of neu­tral prod­uct infor­ma­tion. With its more than 200 mem­bers, includ­ing 42 asso­ci­a­tions from Ger­many and oth­er Euro­pean coun­tries, the IBU has become Europe’s largest asso­ci­a­tion of build­ing indus­try manufactu