IBU – A Strong CommunityMitglieder

There are more than 300 IBU mem­bers com­ing from com­pa­nies and asso­ci­a­tions from all ranges of mate­ri­als in the con­struc­tion mate­r­i­al sec­tor; from the civ­il and struc­tur­al engi­neer­ing sec­tor and tech­ni­cal build­ing ser­vices. Most of our mem­bers and dec­la­ra­tion own­ers are from Ger­many but some are also from Euro­pean and non-Euro­pean coun­tries. Togeth­er these dec­la­ra­tion own­ers have cre­at­ed more than 1,000 EPDs so far.


In order to become a mem­ber, you have to be an asso­ci­a­tion or a com­pa­ny from the con­struc­tion mate­r­i­al sec­tor. IBU has devel­oped dif­fer­ent kind of EPDs to also serve small and medi­um sized com­pa­nies well.

By becom­ing an IBU mem­ber, con­struc­tion prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ers show that they are pio­neers in sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Cre­at­ing EPDs is a sign for their endeav­our to con­stant­ly improve the qual­i­ty of their prod­ucts in regard to envi­ron­men­tal aspects. Fur­ther­more, EPDs bring a com­pet­i­tive edge in ten­ders, because they facil­i­tate access to build­ing projects for manufacturers.



Ser­vices of IBU for com­mu­ni­ca­tion with EPD


  • IBU exhi­bi­tion pack­age (plate & stick­er (in German)
  • IBU brochure
  • IBU fly­er
  • EPD han­dover ceremonies
  • gen­er­al sup­port in communication
  • press arti­cles, text mod­ules, gap texts  for EPD handovers
  • Mutu­al recog­ni­tion of EPD
  • 2 Explain­ing videos about EPDs and sus­tain­able buildings

Your com­pa­ny or asso­ci­a­tion wants to cre­ate EPDs at IBU and/or wants to become an IBU member? 

  • Full mem­ber­ship

Asso­ci­a­tions as well as man­u­fac­tur­ers and dis­trib­uters from the con­struc­tion indus­try can become full members:

Com­pa­nies can become full mem­bers at IBU them­selves or through their mem­ber­ship in an asso­ci­a­tion that has already become a mem­ber at IBU. EPDs can then be cre­at­ed at IBU, pro­vid­ed the respec­tive prod­uct is includ­ed in association’s prod­uct range.

Asso­ci­a­tions that are full mem­bers at IBU can trans­fer their right to cre­ate EPDs to their mem­ber com­pa­nies (“fur­ther dec­la­ra­tion owners”).

  • Asso­ci­at­ed membership

In case of an asso­ci­at­ed mem­ber­ship this option is not avail­able. The asso­ci­a­tions decide to sole­ly cre­ate Asso­ci­a­tion EPDs, which means that their mem­bers can­not cre­ate their own EPDs or indi­vid­u­al­ized EPDs through their asso­ci­a­tion. Should a com­pa­ny wish to cre­ate their own EPD they have to become a full mem­ber at IBU.

  • Sup­port­ing membership

Any orga­ni­za­tion, com­pa­ny or per­son that wants to sup­port the guid­ing prin­ci­ples of IBU can become a sup­port­ing mem­ber (with­out par­tic­i­pat­ing in the IBU Pro­gramme). In order to file for a sup­port­ing mem­ber­ship just send a letter/ email to the IBU office.

The board takes the deci­sion on the mem­ber­ship and the final admission.

Rel­e­vant doc­u­ments for asso­ci­a­tion & EPD Programme


Please send the com­plet­ed and signed
mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion to info@ibu-epd.com.

The PCR doc­u­ments (Prod­uct Cat­e­go­ry Rules) part A and part B can be found in the EPD-Online Tool.