DGNB criteria "Acoustic comfort"


The objective is to achieve room acoustic conditions that correspond to the intended use and to ensure appropriate user comfort.


Good acoustic conditions are an important requirement for ensuring productivity and comfort of users.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Acoustic concept formulated during the planning process

  2. Individual offices and multi-person offices up to 40 m²

  3. Multi-person offices larger than 40 m²

  4. Rooms in accordance with DIN 18041:2016-03 (room group A1–A5) with special requirements in terms of speech intelligibility (such as meeting rooms, seminar rooms or classrooms)

  5. Rooms with recommendations in accordance with DIN 18041:2016-03 (building use B3–B5) with special requirements for noise reduction and/or room acoustics comfort (such as cafeterias, libraries or break rooms)

  6. Agenda 2030 bonus – Stress reduction, health and well-being


Contribution to overriding sustainability goals


Source of the „Sustainable Development Goals"-icons: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/news/communications-material/

The other criteria of the topic "Sociocultural and functional quality":


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Kai Zhang
Director DGNB Certification China
Phone: +49 711 722322-65
k.zhang at dgnb.de


Andrea Schwitalla
Consultant Multiple Certification
Phone: +49 711 722322-85
a.schwitalla at dgnb.de