DGNB criteria "Land use"


Our objective is to reduce the excess use of land for building purposes and limit soil sealing in undeveloped areas.


Using land and soil sparingly and in a way that minimises the impact on this land and soil is necessary not just from an ecological standpoint; against a backdrop of increasing infrastructure costs, financial aspects must also be considered. Sparing use of land that minimises the impact on this land at a local level, results in lower development, waste water charges and an improved microclimate.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Land use

  2. Soil sealing factor and/or compensatory measures


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 "Environmental quality":


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Nicole Valentini Fedrizzi
Sustainable Districts
Phone: +49 711 722322-20
n.fedrizzi at dgnb.de


Levan Ekhvaia
Manager International Certification
Phone: +49 711 722322-84
l.ekhvaia at dgnb.de