ECO Platform / Institute for Construction and Environment

Concrete European solution for all building products

To date, it has been a time-consuming and cost-intensive venture for companies to provide information on the environmental impact of their products. The ECO Platform now provides a remedy for this situation in the form of ECO EPDs – a concrete European solution for all building products.

Building sector has tre­mendous saving potential

The building industry plays an important role in finding ways to reduce the burden on the environment: the building sector is accountable for approximately one third of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, a large part of which is associated with...

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