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The beginning of mutual recognition between France and Germany

2017-11-09T10:56:42+00:00 04.10.2017|

Memorandum of Understanding signed with France

Alliance HQE-GBC, as INIES database owner from France, and IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) on September 26th, 2017 during ECO Platform board meeting in Oslo.

Wahlprüfsteine: Policy wants transparency in sustainable construction – Life cycle assessments are the answer

2017-11-09T11:59:29+00:00 14.09.2017|

IBU focuses on information and education

In the run-up to the parliamentiary elections in Germany IBU has asked the parties with so called “Wahlprüfsteine” to their opinion regarding sustainable construction and transparancy of environmental information. The results are published by IBU below in German.

Insulation material manufacturer GLAPOR has become an IBU member

2017-09-11T14:13:39+00:00 11.09.2017|

Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. is pleased to welcome the medium-sized, Bavarian company GLAPOR as a new member. GLAPOR uses 100% recycling glass for producing sustainable insulation material to insulate floors, walls, façades and roofs.

What Factors Determine Whether a Building Is Sustainable?

2017-11-09T11:32:04+00:00 03.07.2017|

A new explanatory film from the IBU shows the methodology behind sustainable building certification

The term ‘sustainability’ seems to be on everyone’s lips. However, it is frequently used selectively, and sometimes with an over-inflated meaning. Anyone who advertises their products as being ‘sustainable’ must be prepared to prove it. This is precisely what the construction materials industry is doing with their Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), an important tool in

IBU EPDs: Now Digital, Thanks to IBU.data

2017-12-13T11:48:28+00:00 19.06.2017|

Verified Life Cycle Assessment Data for Construction Products Is Now Available in Digital Form, Simplifying Access for Users

Increasingly, whether in the planning process or in building operation, data needs to be accessed by all those involved in a project. This means that it must be simultaneously available to all participants – ideally, in a format that can be used across all areas of specialisation. Only when this has been achieved, does the potential that digitalisation