IBU sup­ports tran­si­tion to new EPD stan­dard with attrac­tive pricing


The new Euro­pean stan­dard EN 15804+A2 reg­u­lat­ing EPDs for con­struc­tion prod­ucts will have par­tic­u­lar impacts on the impact assess­ment stage; there­fore, it will be impos­si­ble to com­pare EPD results with those accord­ing to the pre­vi­ous ver­sion EN 15804+A1. In order to offer all dec­la­ra­tion own­ers an effi­cient and effec­tive solu­tion for the long tran­si­tion peri­od of 3 years, IBU has devel­oped an attrac­tive pric­ing mod­el; it ful­ly pass­es on the con­sid­er­able syn­er­gies from a par­al­lel EPD calc

ICDLI renews envi­ron­men­tal prod­uct dec­la­ra­tions (EPD)


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&n

Insu­la­tion mate­r­i­al man­u­fac­tur­er GLAPOR has become an IBU member


Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. is pleased to wel­come the medi­um-sized, Bavar­i­an com­pa­ny GLAPOR as a new mem­ber. GLAPOR uses 100% recy­cling glass for pro­duc­ing sus­tain­able insu­la­tion mate­r­i­al to insu­late floors, walls, façades and roofs.

What Fac­tors Deter­mine Whether a Build­ing Is Sustainable?


A new explana­to­ry film from the IBU shows the method­ol­o­gy behind sus­tain­able build­ing certification

The term ‘sus­tain­abil­i­ty’ seems to be on everyone’s lips. How­ev­er, it is fre­quent­ly used selec­tive­ly, and some­times with an over-inflat­ed mean­ing. Any­one who adver­tis­es their prod­ucts as being ‘sus­tain­able’ must be pre­pared to prove it. This is pre­cise­ly what the con­struc­tion mate­ri­als indus­try is doing with their Envi­ron­men­tal Prod­uct Dec

Focus on BIM, Stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, and Con­struc­tion Prod­uct Law


Com­pre­hen­sive Infor­ma­tion for IBU Mem­bers at the 2017 Annu­al Gen­er­al Meeting

At this year’s Gen­er­al Meet­ing, par­tic­i­pants were offered a morn­ing pro­gramme that cov­ered a wide vari­ety of top­ics and infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing nation­al and, in par­tic­u­lar, inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ments in sus­tain­able building.

Annu­al Report 2016 of the IBU was presented


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.

5. IBU Ver­i­fi­er Meeting


Annu­al Meet­ing of IBU Ver­i­fiers in Berlin

On 2 March 2017, IBU host­ed all of the ver­i­fiers appoint­ed by the Advi­so­ry Coun­cil at the annu­al ver­i­fi­er meet­ing in Berlin. The pri­ma­ry aim of the one-day meet­ing was to clar­i­fy cur­rent ques­tions con­cern­ing the EPD ver­i­fi­ca­tion process and to ensure har­mon­i­sa­tion of ver­i­fi­ca­tion practices.

IBU Presents EPD Spe­cial Edi­tion at BAU 2017


EPD Spe­cial Edi­tion: Focus on Build­ing and the Environment

Togeth­er with the Schiele & Schön Pub­lish­ing House, the Insti­tut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU), took advan­tage of the occa­sion of the BAU 2017 trade fair to present an EPD spe­cial  edi­tion of the jour­nal green­BUILD­ING.