We are plea­sed to announ­ce the launch of a new web­site for an Euro­pean sus­taina­bi­li­ty data hub of con­struc­tion products.blank

The Working Group ‚Inter­na­tio­nal Open Data Net­work for Sus­tainab­le Buil­ding‚ -InDa­ta- ori­gi­na­ted from gro­wing inte­rest in struc­tu­ring and using infor­ma­ti­on from Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­duct Decla­ra­ti­ons (EPDs) for sus­tainab­le buil­ding. Tog­e­ther with Life Cycle Assess­ment (LCA), EPDs are a strong instru­ment for sus­tainab­le deve­lo­p­ment for homes and buildings. 

The new­ly deve­lo­ped web­site will work as a plat­form to exchan­ge expe­ri­ence and crea­te a joint inter­na­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on node for the con­struc­tion sec­tor. To sup­port and dis­se­mi­na­te infor­ma­ti­on on sus­tainab­le buil­dings the InDa­ta web­site will share news about mee­tings, inter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces, publi­ca­ti­ons and the gro­wing InDa­ta network.

The public (rese­arch) insti­tu­ti­ons, pro­gram ope­ra­tors and experts who par­ti­ci­pa­te in InDa­ta aim to estab­lish an online based open data net­work for EPD and gene­ric data accord­ing to inter­na­tio­nal stan­dards. The­re­fo­re InDa­ta for­mu­la­ted a Deca­lo­gue that inclu­des among others a uni­form data for­mat and com­mon qua­li­ty rules.

In this pro­ject pha­se the web­site offers infor­ma­ti­on about the mem­bers of InDa­ta and news about the working group. The next mile­stone for InDa­ta is the release of the joint data network. 

For a clo­ser look plea­se go on the InDa­ta-web­site