VÖWA GmbH from Bavaria joins the IBU


“The concept and idea of the IBU is absolutely spot on”

As the year draws to a close, a further manufacturer of insulating products, VÖWA GmbH, has become a member of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU). The medium-sized company from Bobingen in Bavaria has been producing insulating materials since 1973, specialising in particular in the use of polyester fibre fleece.

IBU integrates statements on health assessment in its PCRs


AgBB evaluation scheme in Product Category Rules

The Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) updates the statements on the health assessment of construction products in its programme rules and incorporates the AgBB evaluation scheme 2018 into its Product Category Rules (PCRs).

The IBU plans new service area from 2019


Product-related sustainability information

Building on the success of recent years, the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) plans to expand its service area in 2019. In addition to the established and internationally successful EPD system for building-related products, going forward, the institute intends to prepare product-related sustainability information in line with the requirements of national and international building assessment systems.

The EPD programme of the IBU


A Success Story

For over thirty years, the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) has dedicated itself to the principles of sustainable construction. A critical factor in achieving this has been the availability of neutral product information. With its more than 200 members, including 42 associations from Germany and other European countries, the IBU has become Europe’s largest association of building industry manufacturers.