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Committed to resource efficiency: Construction product manufacturers award a Special Prize at the German Sustainability Award 2016

2017-04-12T14:26:41+00:00 27.09.2016|

For the second time running, Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) is actively involved as a co-operation partner in the German Sustainability Award. This year, two IBU Member Companies are taking part in the award of the Special Prize for Resource Efficiency: the group of companies ‘fischer’ and ‘Lebensraum Ziegel’. The Award acknowledges exemplary commitment to closed substance cycle waste management, recycling, raw material and resource management.

2016 AGM at IBU: Focusing on future prospects for EPDs and amendments of membership dues

2017-11-06T09:48:24+00:00 17.08.2016|

On the agenda of the IBU Annual General Meeting there were several current and practice related topics of special interest for construction product manufacturers, such as digitalization, present development regarding standardization and laws, as well as the future role of EPDs. Traditionally, these items kick-off the meeting in the morning.

What Makes a Building ‘Sustainable’?

2017-04-12T14:26:44+00:00 29.06.2016|

IBU Conference with a Panel of Experts at the Scandic Hotel Berlin on Potsdamer Platz

How do we evaluate the sustainability of a building? What influence do individual building products have on the sustainability of the building? How can building materials manufacturers, through their products and the information about them, contribute to sustainability? And, just what is it that makes a hotel building sustainable? Information on how a bu

Dach & Holz 2016: EPDs for building products remain popular

2017-11-06T09:55:26+00:00 10.02.2016|

DACH+HOLZ International, the leading trade fair for the roof and wood construction industry, enjoyed a rousing success in Stuttgart this year, with 550 exhibitors and nearly 50,000 visitors. Numerous exhibiting manufacturing firms took advantage of the great public interest in the trade fair to make their commitment to transparency and sustainability in the building industry clearly visible through their membership in IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.) and the E

IBU Presents Communications Handbook

2017-04-12T14:26:46+00:00 05.02.2016|

‘Communications Manual 1.0’ is a comprehensive reference on sustainability

As of February 2016, a new handbook has become available to members of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V., which will support them in their communications and public relations work. On 28 January, the ‘Communications Manual 1.0’ was introduced within the context of the annual IBU communications wo

‘Sustainability is not a Beauty Contest’

2017-04-12T14:26:46+00:00 04.02.2016|

 On 28 January, the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) held its third communications workshop for members. The focus of the event, which this year took place in Cologne in cooperation with the Angela Neumann PR Agency, was the topic of communications regarding EPDs. Among other events, the IBU Communications Manual was presented for the first time.

Towards more sustainability in the building industry: The flooring industry is betting on EPDs

2017-11-06T09:57:06+00:00 01.02.2016|

In January 2016 in Hanover, Germany, DOMOTEX hosted one of the most successful events in its history. DOMOTEX, the most important trade fair for carpets and flooring worldwide, with 1,441 exhibitors from 59 countries and 45,000 professional visitors from more than 100 nations, gave the international flooring industry a new boost.