What is DGNB?
DGNB is a non-profit certification scheme that ensures the quality of the sustainability in your building project. The DGNB-certification originates from Germany, and is an abbraviation of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen.
The DGNB system evaluates a building or urban area by 6 main criterias: Environmental quality, Economical quality, social quality, process quality, and area quality. Each criteria constitutes a percentage of the total points.
It's possible to reach certifications of DGNB Silver, DGNB Gold and DGNB Platinum, depending on how many points the building is awarded. Adding to these, it is possible to recieve DGNB Heart based on the parametres for well-being and indoor climate, and DGNB Diamond as a recognition of the buildings architectural quality.
How to reach DGNB-certification for your building project
A DGNB-certification is an impartial third-party verification of the quality of a building. If a builder wishes to get a DGNB-certification of their building or urban area, they will be assigned an qualified DGNB auditor, who will be responsible for the certification process, submission of documents etc. to the third-party DGNB certification council.