The European Commission provides support tools to help manufacturers identify key legislation, regulations and standards in the construction sector. This webpage introduces the key online tools and studies on construction published in the EU.
The NANDO database
The NANDO database identifies Notified Bodies (NB) and Technical Assessment Bodies (TAB) responsible for construction products. These bodies are assessing products and/or the manufacturing processes for relevant harmonised European standards (HEN). Public authorities in all EU countries notify the Commission of new NBs and TABs. Notifications are evaluated and entered in the database by the Commission.
The CP-DS database
The Dangerous substances database CP-DS offers information on construction product regulations related to dangerous substances. It is designed to help interested parties identify relevant regulations. Public authorities in all EU countries provide input to the database.
The EU-LCI database
Classified Without Further Testing (CWFT)
Published Commission decisions for construction products (186 kB)
Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework to improve the sustainability of buildings. It provides a common EU approach to assess environmental performance in the built environment.
The goals are: improved resource efficiency in construction and bringing buildings into the circular economy. The latter through a regenerative economic system, minimising energy and resource consumption. Level(s) links the environmental performance of buildings with resource priorities at European level.
The European Commission developed Level(s) in close cooperation with industry stakeholders.
See the sustainable buildings page for more information, including the test phase running from 2017 to 2019.
List of studies initiated by the Commission in construction:
Studies on policies for the European construction sector
Studies on standards and professional skills for the European construction sector
Studies on dangerous substances in construction
Inventory on Contact Points - Studies on Product Contact Points (PCP), Product Contact Points for Construction (PCPC) & Point of Single Contact (PSC)
Manufacturers who plan to CE-mark their products or who are looking for a 'to-do list' can consult the CE marking step-by-step (1 MB).
The guide is available in all EU languages. The guide also explains what to do if the product changes (its processes, raw materials, testing, etc.): this makes it necessary to revise the documents required.
Remember that the rules of CE marking have changed since 1 July 2013 and you may need to update the CE marking of your products. Complete with hyperlinks to appropriate references, this brochure could prove useful to you.
The pre-demolition and renovation guidelines on waste audits for buildings are intended for those who handle waste in the demolishing and re-use/recycling in the construction sector, as well as the authorities that collaborate with them.
Complete with hyperlinks to mentioned references, the text includes best practice examples, recommended templates and a list of international, EU and national policy and framework conditions.