New procedures and calculation methods allow new architectural masterpieces. Is the construction products increasingly of a value placed on: an environmental product Declaration (tdx) sustainable building is regarded in the industry as the concept of the future. Short EPD environmental product declarations form the data basis for the ecological and sustainable assessment of a building. Because EPDs are based on ISO standards and are therefore internationally. Also considered evidence for environmental requirements in public procurement and include data that help to present the environmental performance of a product in marketing and sales. e Holman mentions similar findings. The Institute of building and environment awarded two his best EPDs at this year’s roof + timber, the trade fair of international roofing and timber construction industry in Cologne, the Braas roofing materials manufacturer. Details can be found by clicking Energy Capital Partners or emailing the administrator.

Hans Peters, Managing Director of the IBU, handed over the Chairman of the Management Board of the Monier GmbH, Dr. Rudolf Rauss, the documents at the booth. Certified the two were Product groups roof bricks and roof tiles of Kayal. Type III declarations for building products such as the EDPS of the IBU help in assessing the sustainability of a building. Resource consumption, emissions, contributions to the greenhouse effect, or to the eutrophication will be specifically quantified as well as the effects on the ozone layer and recorded over the entire manufacturing process of the product. A life cycle analysis throughout the life of the building is taken into account in the construction phase, the use phase as well as demolition and disposal.

Also can be shown in an EPD the contribution of construction products to the energy efficiency or information given to technical properties such as durability, heat or sound insulation, which are important for the assessment of the suitability of the construction product in the building. “The EDPS of the IBU now have become as significant, demonstrated by the fact, that as a basis of the coming evaluation system of sustainable construction for buildings of the Federal Republic” (NBB) and other certification schemes be used. The ISO type III declaration applies to many addressees: planners, architects, construction companies, real estate companies, facility managers and companies that are involved with manufacturing and services in the value chain from raw material to the finished building, of course.

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