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DGNB Certificate

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The DGNB Certification System was developed by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) together with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building, and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) to be used as a tool for the planning and evaluation of buildings in a comprehensive quality perspective. It is designed as a rating system and covers all relevant topics of sustainable construction.

Awards within this certification scheme are given in categories of bronze, silver, and gold.

Six impact areas and fields are considered during evaluation: ecology, economy, social-cultural and functional topics, techniques, processes, and location. 

Learn more: DGNB Certificate websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with DGNB Certificate's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

German Sustainable Building Council - Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen e.V

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Buildings


Where this ecolabel is found
Germany



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Last updated: 11 March 2014