Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
The CPR aims at ensuring an open internal market for construction products based on a common technical language that translates into declarations of performance and CE-marking. The system is based on the use of harmonised products standards to assess and declare product characteristics that are further used for ensuring the compliance with national building codes. The upcoming revision of the CPR will also allow to declare the conformity of construction products with sustainability, health and safety requirements regulated at European level.
BIBM supports the implementation of the CPR through harmonised standards as a valid instrument to comply with national building codes in a market-driven approach. It also works for its continuous improvement, both at the level of the Revision, the Acquis and the preparation of Standarisation Requests. These actions are coordinated with other construction product sectors in Construction Products Europe, of which BIBM is a member.
Green Public Procurement (GPP)
GPP is a voluntary tool implemented by Europe’s public authorities to choose environmentally friendly goods, services and works.
In public procurement, BIBM advocates for the inclusion of sustainability parameters alongside cost considerations, prioritizing the value of the offer over just the costs.
Sustainable Finance Taxonomy is intended to establish a common language for sustainable finance to define what is sustainable and identify areas where investment can make the biggest impact. In order to qualify economic activities as sustainable, they will have to fulfil the following requirements: contribute substantively to at least one of the environmental objectives; not significantly harm any of the environmental objectives; be carried out in compliance with minimum social safeguards; comply with specific ‘technical screening criteria’.
The EU taxonomy should be ambitious but realistic, and there is always the need to involve all the market players while finding out the good way for sustainable taxonomy.
Digitalisation brings new opportunities to the pathway towards sustainable construction. In this regard, compared to other construction industries, the precast concrete industry is already digitalised. So then, we keep monitoring the European policies and trends such as EU Digitalisation Strategy, EU Data Act, EU Logbook, and BIM (Building Information Modeling ) – a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.