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The IBU plans new service area from 2019

2018-12-20T20:20:24+00:00 06.12.2018|

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

2018-11-29T17:33:15+00:00 31.10.2018|

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.

Sustainability, Not a Throw-Away Economy

2018-07-11T12:07:04+00:00 11.07.2018|

Prestigious Speakers Set the Tone for the IBU Annual General Meeting

For a society to become aware of its environmental responsibilities, it must have visionaries and pioneers – including from among its business community. This is the conclusion drawn from the programme presented at this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU). The reasoning behind this is that sustainability cannot be enforced in top-down. In order to be able to meet the Age

What Actually Goes into Making a Building Sustainable?

2018-07-02T10:04:54+00:00 02.07.2018|

From EPDs to LEED Certificates to CO2-Neutral Urban Districts

Kay Killmann, President of the German Green Building Association (GGBA), has a mission: ensuring that environmental product declarations are available for every product installed in a building. During a presentation at the EUREF campus in Berlin, he emphasised that this is because ‘they contribute to the construction of sustainable buildings and are also very much in demand’. His presentation was h

Scientific Paper: “Assessing the Ability of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program to Reliably Determine the Environmental Performance of Products”

2018-05-18T16:08:35+00:00 18.05.2018|

The ability of C2CP to reliably determine the environmental performance of products

Nikolay Minkov, Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner from the TU Berlin have published a scientific paper in the journal Sustainability of the publisher MDPI (Multidiscipli