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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)

Current status to the EN 15804+A2

2017-12-13T08:47:18+00:00 05.12.2017|

First Draft of EN 15804+A2 Following Adoption of Amendment M350

After eleven meetings held subsequent to the last plenary session in Berlin in November 2016, a first draft of the new EN 15804+A2 was presented in October 2017 in Valetta, Malta. The draft had been prepared by six working groups, who met independently to develop the draft and compile it for presentation at the 2017 plenary session.

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.