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Certification of buildings according to DGNB


Real estate owners and fund managers are rethinking their strategy.

Sustainable and certified buildings are progressively moving to the centre of their attention. Value stability, eco- and user-friendly buildings with low operating and maintenance costs are the symbols for a new awareness in the building industry. Given this social transformation, the German Sustainable Building Council („Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V.“) has developed the DGNB-cachet for the planning and the evaluation of sustainable buildings.

Because the DGNB created an extensive evaluation criteria relevant to sustainable buildings, it is probably the most significant yet capable certification system in this vein and therefore enjoys an increasing popularity, not only in Germany, but worldwide.

Within the framework of the DGNB Certification the ecological, economical, technical and sociocultural quality of the projected building, as well as the quality of the planning process are estimated and can be optimized with the help of the DGNB criteria checklist.
In this respect DGNB building criteria offers considerable advantages to the owners as well as to investors and users of a building.

Especially in the long run the better building quality causes a high realty price, a better lease up potential and a lower vacancy risk.
The aid of DGNB criteria allows the measurability of decisions on the way to a sustainable building. Due to the growing complexity of real estate projects, exceptionally early inclusion of the DGNB optimisation criteria for planning and processes is highly recommended. Otherwise, the cost effectiveness is reduced increasing the total cost of investment for a sustainable project.
For this example building, the DGNB-cachet becomes an excellent communication medium for a forward-looking and conservation-conscious business company.

In addition to office buildings it is also advisable to certify buildings with different uses (such as industrial buildings, commercial buildings, schools). In this respect you can find a complete list on the homepage of the DGNB.

We at e3 consult are accredited DGNB-auditor and looking forward to assist you with your building project.