IBU office with exten­sive services

The IBU’s home office in Berlin serves as a com­pe­tence cen­tre for all issues relat­ed to the EPD pro­gramme, the envi­ron­men­tal impact of con­struc­tion prod­ucts, and/or sus­tain­able build­ing. The six-mem­ber team led by Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Dr Alexan­der Roed­er acts as a resource for mem­bers and all con­struc­tion indus­try com­pa­nies and asso­ci­a­tions seek­ing to pro­mote sus­tain­able con­struc­tion through the cre­ation of EPDs. The IBU team also pro­vides active sup­port dur­ing EPD cre­ation, pro­vid­ing advice and walk­ing the cre­ators through the process.

The office coor­di­nates the work per­formed by the Board, the Advi­so­ry Board, and the ver­i­fiers, sup­ports net­work­ing between rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the areas of econ­o­my, sci­ence, stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, and pol­i­tics, and is the first point of con­tact for any­one wish­ing to learn more about the IBU and EPDs. In addi­tion, the home office team pro­vides sup­port and guid­ance to all IBU mem­bers. Oth­er respon­si­bil­i­ties include plan­ning com­mit­tee meet­ings, mem­ber events, and sem­i­nars as well as han­dling pub­lic rela­tions activ­i­ties, trade fair par­tic­i­pa­tion, and oth­er IBU events.

Overview of Ser­vices Offered by the IBU:

  • Sup­port and guid­ance for all ques­tions relat­ed to EPD creation
  • Access to the EPD-Online Tool and the IBU.data database
  • Pub­li­ca­tion of EPDs (includ­ing in inter­na­tion­al EPD pro­grammes)
  • Dis­sem­i­na­tion of infor­ma­tion through tar­get­ed press releas­es, explana­to­ry videos, newslet­ters, etc.
  • Pre­sen­ta­tions and work­shops led by indus­try experts
  • Sup­port and guid­ance in com­mu­ni­ca­tions-relat­ed activ­i­ties regard­ing EPDs
  • Active involve­ment in the estab­lish­ment of Europe-wide har­mon­i­sa­tion of EPDs – ECO Plat­form
  • Net­work­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion with sus­tain­abil­i­ty experts, polit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and stan­dard­i­s­a­tion professionals
  • Par­tic­i­pa­tion in polit­i­cal and stan­dard­i­s­a­tion committees

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