Date(s) - 24/11/2017
9:00 am - 11:15 am
This event is free but please book as places are limited
The IGBC is delighted to host this event in partnership with natureplus, the International Association for Sustainable Building and Living. Hear about the latest developments in relation to buildings LCA, sustainable construction products and learn how labels can aid specifiers when choosing materials.
08:45 Registration & Networking
09:15 Welcome address
09:20 How to Declare and How to Compare the Ecological Footprint of Construction Products (LCA, EPD, PEF) – Latest Developments on EU-Level
Speaker: Hildegund Figl (IBO Austria)
09:40 Healthy Indoor Climate – The Planned EU-Declaration of Performance, National Regulations and the Advantage of Labels
Speaker: Dr Frank Kuebart (eco-INSTITUTE Germany)
Presentation of natureplus
10:00 The natureplus Label for Green Construction Products* (Principles, Procedure, Database)
Speakers: Thomas Schmitz (natureplus) and Felix Konrad (natureplus institute SCE)
10:20 Ireland’s EPD Platform** – The Tool for Specifiers in Ireland to Source Products with EPD.
Speaker: Pat Barry (Irish Green Building Council)
10.40 Panel Discussion
11:15 Event End
*natureplus promotes the use of building products which have been strictly tested and to that aim has created the quality label natureplus®. This label helps consumers and building professionals identify the best products for sustainable building.
** EPD Ireland was developed by the IGBC with the support of the EPA to enable manufacturers of construction products to provide information on the environmental impacts of their products.