DGNB criteria "Local environmental impact"


Our objective is to reduce, avoid or substitute all dangerous or damaging materials, (construction) products or preparations that can adversely affect or cause short, medium or long-term damage to people, flora and fauna.


The use of particularly environmentally friendly materials not only makes an important contribution to improving indoor air quality, but also helps limit the contamination risk of a building with regard to pollutants. Only a building elements catalogue, that is complete in terms of the environmental qualities of materials, can provide building owners with extensive information about construction products used in various parts of the building. This information is of key importance for the quality assurance in the building construction, for clarifying deficiencies and finding appropriate ways for eliminating them, simultaneously optimising the costs of maintenance. This provides an important contribution to the value stability of a building.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Environmentally friendly materials


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


René Traunspurger
Senior Consultant Certification Buildings
Phone: +49 711 722322-49
r.traunspurger at dgnb.de