InData - International Open Data Network for Sustainable Building
The ‚International Open Data Network for Sustainable Building (InData)’ is an informal, non-profit working group of interested stakeholders. The main objective of InData is to establish an online based international open data network structure for EPD/LCA data using a common data format and open source software. Using a common data format in an open network structure shall allow open access to data, while maintaining individual ownership and allowing for flexible application of data. Data is provided and organized by each supplier, while at the same time available to users across the data network. The user shall be able to filter data from the entire database network for his specific purpose.
Note: For the moment, InData activities refer to the construction sector, and EPD/LCA data according to European Standard EN 15804. As the developed ILCD+EPD data format is open to further developments, in future, further compliance categories might be developed, for example for other products and other relating standards.
A number of MS decided on a voluntary basis to start this initiative of harmonization. The group consists of:
- EPD programme operators
- Data set providers
- Data base providers
- Data set format developers
- Building assessment operators
NOTE: dataset providers offer a set of LCA data (generic, representative, average, product specific data) while data base providers offer a front end, where datasets (own or others) are provided.
Harpa Birgisdottir, Aalborg Universitet Koebenhavn, Denmark
Dr.-Ing. Tanja Brockmann, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR), Berlin, Germany
Dr. Andreas Ciroth, Green Delta TC, Berlin, Germany
Mag. Hildegund Figl, IBO - Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie GmbH, baubook GmbH, Bau EPD GmbH, Wien, Austria
Kim Allbury, BRE, Watford, UK
Håkon Hauan, The Norwegian EPD foundation, Oslo, Norway
Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V. (IBU), Berlin, Germany
Oliver Kusche, okworx digital solutions, Karlsruhe, Germany
Sarah Cecilie Andersen, Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus, Denmark
Dieter de Lathauwer, Federal Public Service of Public Health, DG5 Environment, Service Product Policy; Brussels, Belgium
Ugo Pannuti, ICMQ, Milano, Italy
Dr. José A. Tenorio Rios, Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Eva Schmincke, thinkstep, Tübingen, Germany
Sebastian Welling, Environdec, Stockholm, Sweden