DGNB criteria "Visual comfort"


Our objective is to ensure sufficient, uninterrupted supply of daylight and artificial light in all interior areas which are in constant use. Visual comfort forms the basis of general well-being and efficient, productive work. Natural light has a positive effect on the mental and physical health of humans. In addition, efficient use of daylight provides a great deal of potential energy savings in terms of artificial lighting and cooling.


User satisfaction is closely linked to feelings of comfort and well-being. Forecasts providing users with information regarding daylight hours, their surroundings, weather conditions, etc. are highly important in this regard. Visual comfort strongly affects user productivity and satisfaction.

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Availability of daylight for the entire building

  2. Availability of daylight at permanent workstations

  3. Visual contact with the outside

  4. Absence of glare in daylight

  5. Artificial lighting

  6. Daylight colour rendering

  7. Exposure to daylight


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 "Sociocultural and functional quality":


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Kai Zhang
Director DGNB Certification China
Phone: +49 711 722322-65
k.zhang at dgnb.de


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