Kaldewei is one of the 17 founding members of the German Madaster database* and has entered over 42,000 items of product information into the database, making the German premium bathroom manufacturer the provider of the largest amount of data in the global register for materials and products to date.

Madaster Germany launched just over a year ago and aims to make real estate more sustainable. Documenting, registering, and archiving the materials in buildings and properties makes accessing information for reuse much simpler, promotes intelligent design and avoids waste. By doing this, every building becomes a true archive of materials and the transparency of raw materials included in the construction makes it easier to calculate investments.

“High transparency paves the way for new planning and construction methods”, says Roberto Martinez, CSO at Kaldewei. “In this way, every building becomes a material or raw material database,” he explains, making it clear that the construction industry can also take a big step closer to the vision of “a world without waste”.

The Madaster database allows you to access important information for each component in a building, such as separability, the bound CO2 or the recycling potential. Making it possible to determine which products and materials can be reused; thereby reducing the amount of waste and CO2 emissions through circular construction. Kaldewei uses an automated upload from its own product information management (PIM) to ensure that all the data is of high quality and up to date. All product information in the Madaster database is available in German, English, French and Dutch.

*Madaster is a database directory listing the plans and use of new buildings in terms of raw materials, to assist the circular economy and increase sustainability within the construction industry and real estate sector.