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Journal Article: The Utilisation of Environmental Product Declarations in Green Public Procurement

2018-05-02T16:25:55+00:00 02.05.2018|

Documenting Environmental Criteria in Public Tenders

Green Public Procurement (GPP), an environmentally-conscious approach to purchasing, is a valuable tool for ensuring that environmental criteria weigh in more heavily in the construction industry. This option has rarely been put in practice until now, however, since contracting organizations have been uncertain as to how to formulate legally-compliant environmental requirements for construction products.

Scientific paper: “Characterization of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program in the Context of Eco-labels and Environmental Declarations”

2018-05-29T16:45:49+00:00 12.03.2018|

A characterization of Cradle to Cradle as eco-label

Nikolay Minkov, Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner from the TU Berlin have published a scientific paper to the characterization of the Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ Products Program in the journal Sustainability of the publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Publishes Guidelines for the Use of Life Cycle Assessments

2018-03-12T11:39:50+00:00 02.03.2018|

Get the most out of the potential that life cycle assessments offer for reducing the environmental impact of the construction industry

The life cycle assessment method is one of the most effective ways of determining the environmental impact of various construction types, energy concepts, building components, and products –  in other words, all of the aspects that go into planning a new building, a renovation, or a modernisation project.

IBU at the DACH+HOLZ 2018 International Trade Fair

2018-03-02T10:35:54+00:00 02.03.2018|

EPDs continue to be used for an increasing number of products from renowned manufacturers in the timber construction and roofing industry.

Following his visit to this year’s DACH+HOLZ International, held from 20-23 February 2018 in Cologne, Germany, IBU Managing Director Burkhart Lehmann reports that environmental product declarations (EPDs) in accordance with EN 15804 have now become established in the roofing and timber construction industry.

A Guarantor for Quality and Independence in Sustainable Building Celebrates a Milestone

2018-01-29T11:29:08+00:00 29.01.2018|

The IBU Advisory Board Holds Its 50th Meeting – Its Expertise, Independence, and Continuity Are the Guarantee for the Quality of the IBU Programme.

The IBU Advisory Board is the top-level expert body for the work performed by the IBU and for the operation of its international EPD programme for construction products. These dedicated experts, who come from the areas of science and standardisation, as well as building and environmental authorities, bu

The building materials industry is committed: IBU Partnership with the Tenth Annual German Sustainability Award

2017-12-13T11:30:48+00:00 11.12.2017|

Presentation of the Special Prize for “Resource Efficiency” – An Appeal for Digitisation Strategies

The tenth annual German Sustainability Award, a two-day event held in Düsseldorf on December 7 and 8, 2017, was attended by a large number of participants who came from the fields of politics, the economy, and research. For the third consecutive year, the Institut Bauen und Welt e.V. (IBU) served as institutional partner to the German Sustainability Award (DNP)