DGNB criteria "Sustainable resource extraction"


Our objective is to promote the use of products in buildings and their external installations that are transparent with regard to their environmental and social impacts throughout the value chain and utilise raw material extraction and processing methods that comply with recognised environmental and social standards.


Improved transparency helps to raise awareness regarding the sustainable resource extraction among all people involved in the value chain. This leads to the further expansion and wider dissemination of experience gained about sustainable and socio-ecologically acceptable raw material extraction and to therefore counteract environmental and social wrongs.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Sustainably produced raw materials

  2. Secondary raw 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


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


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