The Advi­so­ry Board: Inde­pen­dent Experts Ensure Quality

As the top-lev­el expert body, the Advi­so­ry Board ensures the qual­i­ty of work at the IBU. The mem­bers of the Advi­so­ry Board are experts from such areas as sci­ence and stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, con­struc­tion and envi­ron­men­tal author­i­ties, and nature con­ser­va­tion asso­ci­a­tions. They work on a pro bono basis to mon­i­tor com­pli­ance with stan­dards and to ensure the qual­i­ty of the ver­i­fi­ca­tion process in the IBU’s EPD pro­gramme. The Advi­so­ry Board is respon­si­ble for the review and approval of the Prod­uct Cat­e­go­ry Rules (PCR). Life cycle assess­ment issues are also dis­cussed at Advi­so­ry Board meet­ings, e.g. in rela­tion to spe­cif­ic EPD projects. When select­ing and appoint­ing inde­pen­dent ver­i­fiers, the Advi­so­ry Board sets high stan­dards, so as to ensure thor­ough test­ing of the EPDs.

The tasks of the advi­so­ry board are laid down in the statutes.

The Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. Advi­so­ry Board

  • Dr. Frank Wern­er, Envi­ron­ment & Devel­op­ment Zürich (Obmann)
  • Dr. Tan­ja Brock­mann, BBSR Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbein­er, TU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Arno Früh­wald, Zen­trum Holzwirtschaft, Uni­ver­sität Hamburg
  • Prof. Dr. Bruno Hauer, TH Nürnberg
  • Prof. Dr. Oliv­er Jann, BAM Berlin
  • Chris­t­ian Kem­per, HOCHTIEF Frankfurt
  • Johannes Kreißig, DGNB Stuttgart
  • Dr. Eva Schmincke, DNR Tübingen