DGNB criteria "User control"


Our objective is to achieve a high level of user satisfaction in the interior of a building.
This is why occupants should be provided with the best possible options to control the indoor climate. Aside from the actual conditions in the building, users' satisfaction also depends on the ability to adjust ventilation, shading and glare protection, temperature and lighting to their individual preferences, beyond the standard settings.


Measures which allow occupants to exert the greatest possible influence on the indoor climate increase comfort in a building, which in turn, improve comfort and contribute to greater satisfaction and productivity.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Ventilation

  2. Shading and glare protection

  3. Temperatures during the heating period

  4. Temperatures outside of the heating period (cooling)
  5. Artificial light control

  6. Innovation area


Contribution to high-priority sustainability goals

No direct contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of United Nations (UN) or to German Sustainability Strategy.

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


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Alice Gerstner
Certification Buildings In Use
Phone: +49 711 722322-80
a.gerstner at dgnb.de


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


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