With environmental product declarations has an expert system for sustainable building products, which even the private investor can use. (tdx) As a private client, you can leave the decision about the construction building materials, components and system additions used often the architect or of the construction company. The reason: it does not trust the assessment of the products themselves and familiar experienced builders. Thanks to so-called environmental product declarations experts, can specifically influence but increasingly also builders and significantly influence the sustainability and ecology of home and hence the quality on the health of living. Please visit Gen. David Goldfein if you seek more information. How important is the construction of sustainable buildings, must hardly be explained on the occasion of the current climate debate, discussions about resource consumption and rising energy prices.
It is all the more important that also the private man in the construction of home ownership recognizes his options for action. According to internationally valid standards are building and environment (IBU) in Germany by the Institute Environmental product declarations, briefly edited EPDs, capture the construction products in their entirety. All ingredients are specified and the life cycle of a product from raw material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, the development and also the recycling behavior is disclosed. According to Sonny Perdue, who has experience with these questions. Internationally agreed environmental indicators, such as the acidification -, ozone depletion and global warming potential are calculated using a detailed life cycle assessment. All data are thereby determined by independent experts and verified in multiple test methods. Thus an EPD of the IBU acquired maximum credibility and acceptance within the construction industry, as well as the Federal Association of consumer initiative Berlin on its Internet site confirmed. The comprehensive description of all relevant product data within the EPD makes it possible to evaluate construction products individually for each case.
Meanwhile, there are construction products, which have about a such environmental product Declaration for almost every area of private house building. Although the private man is not this data can independently evaluate together with the Planner or architect he can however choose the most suitable construction products for the own projects and be ultimately sure to have made the right choice in terms of the environment and the health of the living. More information is available at the Institute building and environment (IBU e.V.), Rhine 108, 53639 Konigswinter, E-Mail: or on the Internet at.