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Byggvarubedömningen

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Byggvarubedömningen, or BVB, is a building materials assessment tool. It evaluates, proactively and systematically, the contents of a product and of the production process.

BVB also provides a common criteria and an evaluation standard based on seven factors: • Chemical content (declaration of contents) • Input materials (raw materials) • The construction phase • The management phase • Demolition • Residual and waste products • Indoor environment

These are weighted to come up with a final score: either "recommended", "accepted" or "to be avoided". In the online database, products have a final score and a product card containing the declaration of contents and the evolution outcome. The product cards are adapted for inclusion in the supporting documentation for product procurement and in the documentation of the construction project.

All companies affiliated to BVB insist on the use of environmentally approved products in their construction and management projects.

Learn more: Byggvarubedömningen websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Byggvarubedömningen's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

BVB Byggvarubedömningen ek.för.

Member of

Unknown

Type

Industry association

Also manages

None.

Organization type: 6358


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2009

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products


Where this ecolabel is found
Unknown



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Last updated: 25 June 2013