Labels, seals, environmental and quality marks


on ecological and sustainable building and living

ALLÖKH by Institute for Environment and Health - IUG Fulda. Indoor pollutant emissions and product materials (no longer on the market)
www.iug-umwelt-gesundheit.de/alloekh
EPD (Environmental Product Declarations) for building products according to EN 15804
Institute Construction and Environment e.V.
https://ibu-epd.com
Pictogram The Blue Angel
"Der Blaue Engel" (The Blue Angel) comparatively environmentally and health compatible products
www.blauer-engel.de
eco-INSTITUT Germany GmbH, Cologne
Test seal
Certified products:
www.eco-institut-label.de
Commission certifications:
www.eco-institut.de/de/dienstleistungen/zertifizierung/
"ok-Power" - The sign of green energy
www.ok-power.de
European Eco-label
www.eu-ecolabel.de/ueber-das-eu-ecolabel.html
www.ral-umwelt.de/eu-ecolabel
European energy label Rating of household (large) appliances according to their energy consumption
www.umweltbundesamt.de/...eu-energielabel
https://ec.europa.eu/…energy-label-and-ecodesign_en
Pictogram FSC seal
FSC seal Wood and wood products from sustainable forest management
Consideration of environmental and social standards
www.fsc-deutschland.de
CSR label
Corporate Social Responsibility Standard according to ISO 26000
http://csr-label.com/
Pictogram Golden M
Golden M - high quality furniture taking into account environmental and health aspects
www.dgm-moebel.de
Green Electricity Label pictogram
Green electricity - The green electricity label of the environmental associations
www.gruenerstromlabel.de
"Wood from here" label
www.holz-von-hier.de

IBO test mark
Products: Wall building materials, building boards, plasters and insulating materials
Austrian Institute for Building Biology, Vienna
www.ibo.at/...ibo-pruefzeichen/
Institute for Building Biology Rosenheim GmbH, Rosenheim (IBR)
www.baubiologie-ibr.de
VDB-ZERT (since January 2019)
Berufsverband Deutscher Baubiologen VDB (Professional Association of German Building Biologists) has developed a certification system for assessing the quality of residential buildings in terms of their health compatibility for users.
www.baubiologie.net/vdbzert.html
German Cork Association
www.kork.de
LGA certification of building materials tested for harmful substances:
http://ia.lga.de
www.tuv.com/germany/de/lga-tested.html
MIPS House (Resource Optimized Buildings)
www.mipshaus.de
Natureplus pictogram
Natureplus
Environmentally conscious and health-compatible building materials, building products and furnishings
www.natureplus.de
Naturland
Naturland
among other things wood from ecological forest management
www.naturland.de/...wald.html
EcoControl
Society for Quality Standards of Ecological Furniture Stores, Cologne
www.oekocontrol.com
ÖkoPlus AG
Specialist trade association for ecological building and living
www.oekoplus.de
Öko-Test pictogram
Öko-Test
Product overview Building, Housing:
www.oekotest.de/bauen-wohnen/...
Austrian Ecolabel
national ecolabel
a.o. products in the range Building and Energy and Mobility
PEFC
stands for "Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes".
https://pefc.de
Phi - Certification of components suitable for passive houses
https://passiv.de/…zertifizierung.htm
R symbol
of the ARGE kdR - Working Group for Controlled Declared Raw Materials e.V. Labelling of the proportions of resources in a product.
In a scale of 10 in the R-symbol are shown: green the renewable parts, yellow the mineral and red the fossil product parts.
RAL quality mark
in construction
www.ral-guetezeichen.de/gz-bereich-uebersicht/?bereich=baubereich
Around the house
www.ral-guetezeichen.de/gzhaus/start/

RAL Quality Mark Solar
The RAL Quality Mark 966 - for solar energy systems - covers photovoltaic, solar thermal and battery storage systems as well as the technologies directly coupled with them.
www.ral-guetezeichen.de/guetesicherung-fuer-solarenergieanlagen-reaktiviert

Sentinel House Institute
Stiftung Warentest: comparative product tests focusing on quality, usability, also environmental aspects; test results are also available on the Internet
www.test.de
ToxFox: Scan BarCode, ask and shop toxin-free
What pollutant groups are displayed and further information:
www.bund.net/themen/chemie/toxfox
Reviews of other
Building area
www.ral-guetezeichen.de/gz-bereich-uebersicht/?bereich=baubereich
End customers
www.label-online.de of the Federal Association of Consumer Initiatives
www.memoworld.de/sortiment/umweltzeichen-labels

Created by: sdg21 editorial team on: January 8, 2020; Last updated: November 15, 2020