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Annual Report 2016 of the IBU was presented

2017-12-13T12:09:45+00:00 31.05.2017|

Looking back on a successful business year

At the IBU General Meeting on 20 May 2017, IBU Managing Director Dr Burkhart Lehmann presented the 2016 Annual Report, thereby officially bringing the fiscal year to a close and offering a positive retrospective on 2016 and the developments that took place at the IBU during the year.

International Workshop: The Missing Link Between BIM and LCA Data

2017-04-12T14:26:38+00:00 22.03.2017|

InData: Focus on the digital EPD

At the initiative of the International Open Data Network for Sustainable Building (InData), on 16 February, in conjunction with the BauZ! 2017 Congress in Vienna, an international workshop was held, entitled ‘Linking Building Information Modelling (BIM) to Life Cycle Assessments (LCA)’ – with particular focus on Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

EPDs from the IBU are now recognized in Italy and Great Britain

2017-12-13T11:24:57+00:00 25.01.2017|

Mutual Recognition with the EPD programmes of BRE and EPD Italy 

During the trade fair BAU 2017 in Munich, IBU has signed two new mutual recognitions with the Italian EPD-Program EPD Italy / ICMQ and BRE from the UK in the person of Managing Director Dr. Burkhart Lehmann and IBU President Prof. Dr. Horst Bossenmayer.

BAU 2017: Manufacturers Continue to Rely on EPDs

2017-12-13T11:21:48+00:00 23.01.2017|

IBU Environmental Product Declarations Are a Europe-wide Industry Standard for Sustainable Building

Environmental Product Declarations – EPDs – continue to be of paramount importance to building materials manufacturers from every area of the industry, as IBU saw evidenced at BAU 2017 in Munich. A large number of companies and associations from across the building materials and building product manufacturing branches part

IBU at the 8th Symposium on EU Construction Products Regulation

2017-04-12T14:26:40+00:00 28.11.2016|

Sustainability Information for Construction Products – EPD und PEF

With the incorporation of EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) into CEN/TC 350 standards, a European-wide system for documenting the potential environmental impacts of construction products was established and has, at the same time, provided a data basis for assessing the sustainability of buildings. Now, with the aim of allowing consumers to be able to compare a variety

Checklist for EPD update

2017-12-13T11:18:55+00:00 07.11.2016|

Update of EPDs after 5 years of validity required – IBU gives advice

At the IBU Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June, the general assembly agreed to the proposed procedure regarding the handling of expiring EPDs after their 5 year validity period. Pursuant to the joint proposal of the IBU Board and Advisory Board, all expiring EPDs have to be aligned to the current valid versions of the underlying PCR guidance documents before renewal. To ensure the conformity each EPD will hav

IBU Meets UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon

2017-12-13T11:14:56+00:00 24.10.2016|

Winner of the 2016 German Sustainability Award

On 7 October, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was honoured with the 2016 German Sustainability Award. As a partner of the German Sustainability Award and a member of B.A.U.M., the IBU was invited to the official ceremony in which the United Nations Secretary-General was presented with the award, and was represented there by Chairman of the Board Hans Peters.