The data format used in ÖKOBAUDAT is based on the ILCD data format of the European Commission. It was completed by several extensions to, among others, ensure conformity with DIN EN 15804.
The datasets must comply with the given product categories. If there is no suitable product category available in ÖKOBAUDAT, a new category can be suggested via e-mail to BBSR (referat-2-6(at)bbr.bund.de)
The currently valid category definition can be downloaded here:
Compliance of datasets with ILCD+EPD format can be validated using a standalone, cross-platform validation tool:
Based on the plugin for openLCA, the EPD editor was developed as a stand-alone software tool, aiming to simplify generation of – also multilingual – datasets in EPD format. Optionally, data can be delivered to ÖKOBAUDAT directly via the online interface (user account and corresponding authorisation required).
Note: The EPD editor replaces the previously available plugin for openLCA which will no longer be updated.