Flo­ri­an Pronold new Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the IBU


Flo­ri­an Pronold, for­mer Par­lia­men­tary State Sec­re­tary, has been the new Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU), Berlin, since July 1, 2023. The 50-year-old suc­ceeds Dipl.-Ing. Hans Peters and Dr. Roman Rupp, who will con­tin­ue to serve as board mem­bers (chair­man and deputy chairman).

The board of the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) has appoint­ed Flo­ri­an Pronold as its new man­ag­ing direc­tor. The 50-year-old lawyer is regard­ed as a proven expert on sustainabil

Han­dling of mass bal­ance approach­es in the cal­cu­la­tion of a prod­uct LCA with­in the IBU EPD Program


By mass bal­ance approach (MBA) IBU under­stands the vir­tu­al allo­ca­tion of basic mate­ri­als (e.g. bio­mass) or oth­er resources (e.g. ener­gy) to a prod­uct. This is also referred to as “pooled resources”, which only rep­re­sent a sub­set of the resources used and are avail­able in lim­it­ed quan­ti­ties, but are allo­cat­ed 100% to a spe­cif­ic prod­uct in the course of the calculation.


The approach test­ed by the IBU in a pilot phase to include the bio­mass bal­ance (BMB) in an EPD is cur­rent­ly suspende

IBU with new management


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 Mar

Dig­i­tal data is the next lev­el of sus­tain­abi­al­i­ty quality


Dig­i­ti­za­tion on the one hand and sus­tain­abil­i­ty on the oth­er are two com­pelling pre­req­ui­sites for sus­tain­able con­struc­tion. The Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) will help the con­struc­tion sec­tor achieve a new stan­dard with a new dig­i­tal­iza­tion strat­e­gy for envi­ron­men­tal prod­uct data.

With the fur­ther devel­op­ment of BIM, new pos­si­bil­i­ties will be cre­at­ed for the opti­miza­tion of con­struc­tion projects up to object-spe­cif­ic life cycle assess­ment. To this end, it is imper­a­tive to fully 

EPDs accord­ing to EN 15804+A1 must be sub­mit­ted for ver­i­fi­ca­tion by the end of July 2022


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Since the tran­si­tion peri­od for the appli­ca­tion of EN 15804+A1 expires in Octo­ber 2022, all EPDs cre­at­ed accord­ing to this stan­dard must be pub­lished by then. In order to be able to guar­an­tee this, EPDs accord­ing to EN 15804+A1 must be sub­mit­ted to IBU for ver­i­fi­ca­tion by the end of July 2022.

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IBU sup­ports tran­si­tion to new EPD stan­dard with attrac­tive pricing


The new Euro­pean stan­dard EN 15804+A2 reg­u­lat­ing EPDs for con­struc­tion prod­ucts will have par­tic­u­lar impacts on the impact assess­ment stage; there­fore, it will be impos­si­ble to com­pare EPD results with those accord­ing to the pre­vi­ous ver­sion EN 15804+A1. In order to offer all dec­la­ra­tion own­ers an effi­cient and effec­tive solu­tion for the long tran­si­tion peri­od of 3 years, IBU has devel­oped an attrac­tive pric­ing mod­el; it ful­ly pass­es on the con­sid­er­able syn­er­gies from a par­al­lel EPD calc