We are pleased to announce the launch of a new web­site for an Euro­pean sus­tain­abil­i­ty data hub of con­struc­tion products.

blankThe Work­ing Group ‘Inter­na­tion­al Open Data Net­work for Sus­tain­able Build­ing‘ -InDa­ta- orig­i­nat­ed from grow­ing inter­est in struc­tur­ing and using infor­ma­tion from Envi­ron­men­tal Prod­uct Dec­la­ra­tions (EPDs) for sus­tain­able build­ing. Togeth­er with Life Cycle Assess­ment (LCA), EPDs are a strong instru­ment for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment for homes and buildings. 

The new­ly devel­oped web­site will work as a plat­form to exchange expe­ri­ence and cre­ate a joint inter­na­tion­al infor­ma­tion node for the con­struc­tion sec­tor. To sup­port and dis­sem­i­nate infor­ma­tion on sus­tain­able build­ings the InDa­ta web­site will share news about meet­ings, inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences, pub­li­ca­tions and the grow­ing InDa­ta network.

The pub­lic (research) insti­tu­tions, pro­gram oper­a­tors and experts who par­tic­i­pate in InDa­ta aim to estab­lish an online based open data net­work for EPD and gener­ic data accord­ing to inter­na­tion­al stan­dards. There­fore InDa­ta for­mu­lat­ed a Deca­logue that includes among oth­ers a uni­form data for­mat and com­mon qual­i­ty rules.

In this project phase the web­site offers infor­ma­tion about the mem­bers of InDa­ta and news about the work­ing group. The next mile­stone for InDa­ta is the release of the joint data network. 

For a clos­er look please go on the InDa­ta-web­site