The pre­vi­ous man­ag­ing direc­tor Dr. Alexan­der Röder will leave the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU) on March 31, 2023. Dipl.-Ing. Hans Peters and Dr. Roman Rupp will man­age the busi­ness as exec­u­tive board mem­bers with imme­di­ate effect. Service ideas towards plan­ners and mem­bers are to be intensified.

The board of the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (Berlin) and its long-stand­ing man­ag­ing direc­tor Dr. Alexan­der Röder have agreed to ter­mi­nate their coop­er­a­tion by mutu­al con­sent on March 31, 2023. The proven expert in sus­tain­abil­i­ty in gen­er­al and life cycle assess­ment in par­tic­u­lar has realigned the IBU over the past four years and pre­pared it for ground­break­ing changes. This includes the tran­si­tion to the new Euro­pean stan­dard EN 15804+A2 for EPDs of build­ing prod­ucts and the intro­duc­tion of so-called Cir­cu­lar­i­ty Mod­ules for Envi­ron­men­tal Prod­uct Dec­la­ra­tions (CMEPD), which are intend­ed to close the data gap on recy­cling poten­tials of build­ing prod­ucts, as well as a more active posi­tion­ing in the polit­i­cal debate at nation­al and inter­na­tion­al level.



Peters and Dr. Rupp would like to con­tin­ue to inten­sive­ly pro­mote the strate­gic realign­ment. The IBU has estab­lished itself as a glob­al­ly rec­og­nized and lead­ing pro­gram provider of EPDs through its impor­tant con­tent and sci­en­tif­ic work. Accord­ing to the IBU, the EU tax­on­o­my, the EU’s Green Deal, and the Ger­man government’s resource effi­cien­cy pro­gram will fur­ther bring the impor­tance of envi­ron­men­tal­ly rel­e­vant data on con­struc­tion prod­ucts into focus. “With the upcom­ing leg­is­la­tion in the EU and also in Ger­many, envi­ron­men­tal­ly rel­e­vant data will nec­es­sar­i­ly become mar­ket-rel­e­vant data,” says Peters.

In order to best pre­pare mem­bers for upcom­ing chal­lenges, the two man­ag­ing direc­tors are focus­ing on a more inten­sive service con­cept. The aim is to posi­tion the IBU as a full-service provider that not only makes all rel­e­vant man­u­fac­tur­er-relat­ed data avail­able to plan­ners and audi­tors, but also sup­ports its mem­bers in mat­ters of envi­ron­men­tal and sus­tain­abil­i­ty communication.