Big surprise at the Special Prize Resource Efficiency
Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) awarded even two special prizes “Resource Efficiency” at the German Sustainability Award 2016.
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
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
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.
Europe is making significant steps towards a common quality standard for life-cycle oriented data from construction products. In an impressive event at Solvay Bibliothèque in Brussels, organized by the European ECO Platform, participants from all over Europe witnessed the presentation of the achievements in the harmonization of the European EPD.
For a long time the provision of environmental information has been a time consuming and costly issue for the industry. Now the ECO Platform solves this problem with the ECO EPD – a truly European solution for all construction products.
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
‘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
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.