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Sus­tain­abil­i­ty, Not a Throw-Away Economy

2018-07-11T12:07:04+02:0011.07.2018|

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-do

What Actu­al­ly Goes into Mak­ing a Build­ing Sustainable?

2018-07-02T10:04:54+02:0002.07.2018|

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

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+02:0018.05.2018|

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 (Mul­

Parthos Deutsch­land GmbH becomes a mem­ber of the IBU

2018-05-08T12:57:49+02:0008.05.2018|

IBU wel­comes man­u­fac­tur­er of par­ti­tion systems

For more than 50 years, Parthos has been pro­duc­ing mobile par­ti­tion sys­tems, fold­ing walls and fold­ing doors and offers its cus­tomers com­plete inte­ri­or fit­tings on request. 

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

2018-05-02T16:25:55+02:0002.05.2018|

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 requiremen

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+02:0012.03.2018|

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 (Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­na