DGNB certification system focuses on integrated evaluation of economic and environental aspects as well as user comfort. As a standarised system it can be adapted precisely in order to match a wide range of use types and country-specific requirements.
The system is used internationally, whereby the DGNB Pre-Certificate in particular makes it the ideal design tool.

Higher quality of life. Lower ancillary costs. The benefits for users.

Healthy users: The DGNB System takes the health and well-being of building users into account and helps to reduce illness.

Lower costs for users: The DGNB System focuses on the building’s overall life cycle from the outset, lowers costs and optimizes processes in operation. Sustainable planning can thereby reduce ancillary costs in the long term.

For future generations: DGNB certified buildings consume fewer resources during construction, have lower greenhouse gas emissions and largely can be recycled. In thus reducing waste, they make an active contribution to protecting the environment.

More efficient planning. Less time and effort. Advantages for planners and architects.

Promoting integrated planning: DGNB pre-certification in particular supports integrated planning, providing early optimization potential for construction, management, conversion and dismantling with an emphasis on optimizing costs. This means that the focus of the project is on quality from the very beginning.

Targeted planning and monitoring: A systematic definition of sustainability targets based on DGNB criteria raises all stakeholders’ awareness at an early stage and serves as a central instrument for quality assurance during the construction phase.

Assessing overall performance: Rather than specifying individual measures, the DGNB System sets targets for measuring a building’s overall performance. In doing so, it actively promotes innovative building concepts.

Higher value. Lower risks. Advantages for building owners and investors.

Quality from the outset: As from the early planning stage, the DGNB Pre-certificate reassures building owners and users that the building will achieve its ultimate performance targets.

Equal consideration for economic aspects: The economic sustainability of a building is seen as being every bit as relevant as its environmental, sociocultural and technical performance.

Increased market opportunities: The DGNB Certificate increases a building’s sale and rental potential by providing owners and users with a clear indication of its superior quality.

Safeguarding further rentals: The ever-growing demand for certified buildings minimizes the risk of vacancies.

Simplifying funding: Properties likely to qualify for DGNB certification often secure loans more quickly and at better conditions.

International comparability: DGNB certified buildings are comparable at both national and international levels.

Precise assessment: Individual profiles based on the standardized DGNB System are available for different building types to provide the most suitable certification for the market in question.

Ensuring transparency: DGNB Certification ensures that aspects relevant to sustainable construction are reliably tested and processed. This provides the basis for later operational optimisations and adaptations.

Relevance of products used in construction. Clear guidance. The benefits for consultants and product manufacturers.

Clear innovation potential: For each of the relevant criteria, the DGNB System shows consultants and manufacturers the extent to which building products influence the sustainability of the project as a whole. In this way,
products can be further developed and optimized from a sustainability perspective. Here, too, the focus is on the entire life cycle – and therefore on the long-term quality of products used in construction.

More Information

HERE you can find up-to-date database with DGNB certified buildings in Poland (Polish language only).