The ÖKOBAUDAT platform is provided as a standardized database for ecological evaluations of buildings by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. Building materials, construction and transport processes are described regarding their ecological effects. ÖKOBAUDAT offers both generic datasets and specific environmental declaration datasets from diverse companies or associations.
Data published in ÖKOBAUDAT are publicly available at no charge and can be used for life cycle assessment of building components and buildings. The owner of the datasets remains responsible for the datasets (contents, values).
ÖKOBAUDAT (current version 2016-I from 18.05.2016) is a binding database within the Assessment System for Sustainable Building (Bewertungssystem Nachhaltiges Bauen BNB)
At present, datasets on more than 700 different building products are provided. Since September 2013, ÖKOBAUDAT has been the first life-cycle analysis database that completely complies with standard DIN EN 15804. EPD datasets in ÖKOBAUDAT must fulfill further requirements (see Principles for acceptance of LCA data in ÖKOBAUDAT
). Moreover, ÖKOBAUDAT now is provided with a database system enabling online search in the respective datasets via a user-friendly search and filtering function
Alternatively, ÖKOBAUDAT can be downloaded as ZIP archive:
ÖKOBAUDAT 2016 (18.05.2016) (11.42 MB)
ÖKOBAUDAT CSV file: ÖKOBAUDAT datasets as eLCA export (status as of 18.01.2017)
ÖKOBAUDAT eLCA export (18.01.2017)
EPD suppliers and users outside of Germany show increasing interest in submitting and using ÖKOBAUDAT data, respectively. Therefore ÖKOBAUDAT offers additional datasets based on ecoinvent background data as well as datasets only available in English. The interface
of the online database, in addition, enables direct exporting of life-cycle analysis data from life-cycle analysis software tools into ÖKOBAUDAT. Moreover, the interface enables other tools e.g., progressive life-cycle analysis tools, to query data directly from ÖKOBAUDAT. Further relevant information can be found by referring to "interfaces"
With support by the German construction materials industry, ÖKOBAUDAT was developed by thinkstep (formerly PE International AG)
, IBO - Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie GmbH
, KIT – Institute for Applied Computer Science
and Online Now! GmbH
within research projects as part of the research initiative “Future Building” (Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau