DGNB criteria "Flexibility and adaptability"


This criterion is aimed at making the building's design as flexible as possible and creating the greatest possible potential for conversion.


The ease with which a building can be adapted to changing requirements helps raise user satisfaction; it can prolong the building's service life and reduce costs incurred throughout its life cycle. Flexibility and adaptability reduce the risk of vacancy and contributes to the long-term economic success of a building.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Space efficiency

  2. Ceiling height

  3. Building depth

  4. Vertical access
  5. Floor layout

  6. Structure

  7. Technical building services

  8. Circular Economy bonus – High intensity of use


Contribution to high-priority sustainability goals

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

The other criteria of the topic "Economic quality":


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Karen Sternsdorff
Senior Consultant Certification Buildings
Phone: +49 711 722322-33
k.sternsdorff at dgnb.de


Markus Kelzenberg
Director Certification Body
Phone: +49 711 722322-75
m.kelzenberg at dgnb.de


Vincent Ostermeyer
Consultant Certification Buildings In Use / EU-Taxonomy
Phone: +49 711 722322-13
v.ostermeyer at dgnb.de