“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.
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).
Environmental Product Declaration for CALOSTAT
Evonik’s CALOSTAT receives IBU’s EPD certification with recycling scenario in Düsseldorf on German Sustainability Day
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 building assessment systems.
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 manufacturers.