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Extended and renamed PCR part B

2017-11-28T11:55:47+00:00 28.11.2017|

New rules for the PCR part B “Cable tray systems for cable ladder systems” and “Boards and panels made of plastic”

After the approval of the Advisory Board (IBU SVR) the PCR Part B “Cable Carrier Systems for Electrical Installations” is renamed to “Cable carrier and cable channels for cable ladder systems” and extended its scope.

ICDLI renews environmental product declarations (EPD)

2017-11-22T16:45:36+00:00 22.11.2017|

EPDs for HPL and HPL compact

After the ICDLI (International Committee of the Decorative Laminates Industry aisbl) had developed an EPD for the first time in 2012, the environmental product declarations have now been updated. These are valid for five years. The environmental product declarations audited by the independent program holder Institute for Building and Environment e.V. (IBU) have been produced to the highest standard of type III.

Report: Methodology Seminar for Life Cycle Assessors

2018-02-13T10:16:06+00:00 16.11.2017|

Key Topics: IBU Programme Rules, LCI Data Sets, Data Quality, and Status of EPD Standardisation

In October 2017, the Institut Bauen und Umwelt held its second training programme for life cycle assessors and EPD creators, aimed at providing information on both new developments to EPD programme rules as well as on how to ensure the most efficient and highest quality verifications of IBU environmental product declarations possible.

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.