Presentation of the DGNB Rating System


This employment it focuses on the system developed and managed by the German Safe Building Council, DGNB, for the certification of Sustainable Buildings and Urban Areas and defines the approach of DGNB as part of the wider Sustainable construction development. This article is an introduction to the DGNB Certification System, which aims to support designers and construction companies to implement sustainable applications in buildings and construction of urban areas, as well as to maintain and improve existing sustainable buildings. A key issue to be dealt with in more detail is how the DGNB system goes beyond a conventional “green” building, eg. Environmental pollutants and responsible procurement of building materials, and facilitates assessment, which reflects society’s objectives for social, economic and environmental sustainability, and taking into account the life-cycle performance of the building and the environmental impact.

In this article, we will first present the historical context of the creation and development of the DGNB evaluation system. It will follow a brief overview of its system and structure with regard to the six thematic categories it examines. Then at next section will clarify the individual criteria in more detail, will be examined the role of certification systems in promoting best practices which followed by a debate on system certification and how we will essentially analyze how these systems contribute to efficiency and achieve exceptional levels of performance over sustainability goals. Finally, we will analyze the international development and implementation of the DGNB system as we will come up with conclusions and recommendations with which we seek to summarize the key points. (Read the whole article )