DGNB
zertifizierung

Certification fees

The certification fees cover the cost of all work carried out by the DGNB throughout the entire certification process. In addition to our fee, costs arise for the DGNB Auditors, which may vary depending on the project and the services performed. The following chart uses an example project to explain how the certification costs are compiled.

 Certification fees DGNB

Overview DGNB fees

In general, the certification fees include the handling of the entire certification process by the DGNB. These include a plausibility check (pre-certificate) and the first two rounds of the conformity check (certificate). If the auditor or client wants a further check of the documents, an extra fee of € 2,000 net will be charged by the DGNB for up to 10 criteria. For each additional criterion to be checked, € 500 net will be charged. The conformity check can only be carried out once all certification fees have been paid in advance.

In addition, the statutory sales tax is payable on all certification fees. The discount for DGNB members is granted if the client or the applicant of the project is a DGNB member or member of an international DGNB partner organization.

The fees are to be calculated according to the gross floor area (GFA). The GFA includes above ground and underground areas including all underground parking, technology and storage areas.

The registration for the pre-certificate and the certificate takes place together. After signing the certification agreement, 20% of the fees will be charged. Upon submission of the documents for the pre-certificate, a further 20% will be charged, the remaining fees will be invoiced regardless of the application for a pre-certificate on submission of the documents for the certificate.

Further information on the fee schedule can be found in the FAQ (in German)

If your project has already been pre-certified with an earlier market version or if you have general questions about an earlier version, we are happy to help you at system@dgnb.de.

Fee overview

New Construction and Renovation

 

  • New Construction and Renovation Offices
  • New Construction and Renovation Educational Buildings
  • New Construction and Renovation Consumer Markets
  • New Construction and Renovation Shopping Centres
  • New Construction and Renovation Business Premises
  • New Construction and Renovation Hotel Buildings
  • New Construction and Renovation Residential Buildings
  • Mixed use
  • New Construction Healthcare Buildings
  • New Construction Assembly Buildings
  • New Construction Laboratory Buildings
  • New Construction Sports Halls
    DGNB members Non-members
Pre-Certificate and Certificate Project size (GFA in m²)    
     up to 2.500   3.900 €   6.600 €
  > 2.500 - 5.000   5.150 €   8.100 €
  > 5.000 - 7.500   6.400 €   9.600 €
  > 7.500 - 10.000   7.650 € 11.100 €
  > 10.000 - 12.500   8.900 € 12.600 €
  > 12.500 - 15.000
10.150 € 14.100 €
  > 15.000 - 17.500 11.400 € 15.600 €
  > 17.500 - 20.000
12.650 € 17.100 €
  > 20.000 - 25.000
14.900 € 19.800 €
  > 25.000 - 30.000 17.150 €
22.500 €
  > 30.000 - 40.000 21.400 € 27.600 €
  > 40.000 - 50.000 25.650 € 32.700 €
  > 50.000 - 60.000 29.900 € 37.800 €
  > 60.000 - 70.000 34.150 € 42.900 €
  > 70.000 - 80.000 38.400 € 48.000 €
  > 80.000 - 90.000 42.650 € 53.100 €
  > 90.000 - 100.000 46.900 € 58.200 €
  > 100.000 - 110.000 51.150 € 63.300 €
  > 110.000 - 120.000 55.400 € 68.400 €
  > 120.000 - 130.000*
59.650 € 73.500 €

All listed fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the building owner or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

The fees are to be calculated based on the gross floor area, GFA, as defined by DIN standard 277-1:2016-01. The GFA thereby includes the GFA aboveground and underground, including all areas designated for underground parking, technical installations and storage.

* For buildings with a gross floor area, GFA, > 130,000 m² we will gladly make you an offer. Please contact us via tel. +49 (0)711 / 722 322 0 or via email at zertifizierung@dgnb.de

Fee overview as PDF


 

  • New Construction and Renovation Logistics Buildings
  • New Construction and Renovation Production Buildings
  • New Construction Car Parks
    DGNB members Non-members
Pre-Certificate and Certificate Project size (GFA in m²)    
     up to 2.500  3.900 €  6.680 €
  > 2.500 - 5.000  4.850 €  7.820 €
  > 5.000 - 7.500  5.800 €  8.960 €
  > 7.500 - 10.000  6.750 € 10.100 €
  > 10.000 - 12.500  7.700 € 11.240 €
  > 12.500 - 15.000
 8.650 € 12.380 €
  > 15.000 - 17.500  9.600 € 13.520 €
  > 17.500 - 20.000
10.550 € 14.660 €
  > 20.000 - 25.000
11.500 € 15.800 €
  > 25.000 - 30.000 12.450 € 16.940 €
  > 30.000 - 40.000 14.200 € 19.040 €
  > 40.000 - 50.000 15.950 € 21.140 €
  > 50.000 - 60.000 17.700 € 23.240 €
  > 60.000 - 70.000 19.450 € 25.340 €
  > 70.000 - 80.000 21.200 € 27.440 €
  > 80.000 - 90.000 22.950 € 29.540 €
  > 90.000 - 100.000 24.700 € 31.640 €
  > 100.000 - 110.000 26.450 € 33.740 €
  > 110.000 - 120.000 28.200 € 35.840 €
  > 120.000 - 130.000*
29.950 € 37.940 €

All listed fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the building owner or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

The fees are to be calculated based on the gross floor area, GFA, as defined by DIN standard 277-1:2016-01. The GFA thereby includes the GFA aboveground and underground, including all areas designated for underground parking, technical installations and storage.

* For buildings with a gross floor area, GFA, > 130,000 m² we will gladly make you an offer. Please contact us via tel. +49 (0)711 / 722 322 0 or via email at zertifizierung@dgnb.de

Fee overview as PDF


 

  • New Construction Small Residential Buildings
          DGNB members           Non-members
Number of full floors
(excluding basement)
 ≤ 2 > 2  ≤ 2 > 2

Pre-Certificate
(project in planning/
execution stage)

500 €
750 € 750 €
1.000 €
Certificate
(completed projects)
750 €
1.000 € 1.000 €
1.250 €

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the building owner or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

Fee overview as PDF (including fees for the Volume Certification)

The certification fees are eligible for the KfW Program 431 Energy Efficient Construction and Renovation – Subsidy Building Support.

 

Interiors

  • Interiors
    DGNB members Non-members
Certificate Project size/area to be certified in m²    
     up to 2.500  2.000 €  3.000 €
  > 2.500 - 5.000  3.000 €  4.500 €
  > 5.000 - 10.000  4.000 €  6.000 €
  > 10.000 - 20.000
 6.000 €  8.000 €
  > 20.000 - 30.000  8.000 € 10.000 €
  > 30.000 - 40.000
10.000 € 12.500 €
  > 40.000 - 50.000 * 12.000 € 15.000 €

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the client or applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

The fees are to be calculated on the basis of the area to be certified. Evidence must be produced for this purpose.

* for interiors with an area to be certified > 50,000 m2 we gladly prepare a proposal. Please contact us via tel. +49 (0)711 / 722 322 0 or via email at zertifizierung@dgnb.de

Fee overview as PDF

 

Buildings in Use and Existing Buildings

  • Buildings in Use
Market version    
  DGNB members Non-members
Certificate
(Valid three years)
 2.400 €
 3.000 €
Re-Certification for a further three years    
without structural/operational modifications     750 €
 1.250 €
with structural/operational modifications  1.250 €
 1.750 €

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the owner of the property or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

Fee overview as PDF (including fees for the serial certification)


 

  • Existing Building, Offices
Market version    
  DGNB members Non-members
Pre-Certification
(Valid 18 months)
 5.000 €
 6.000 €
Certification    
with Pre-Certificate valid 3 years  4.000 €
 5.000 €
without Pre-Certificate valid 3 years  7.000 €
 9.000 €
Re-Certification for a further 3 years    
without structural modifications  3.000 €  4.000 €
with structural modifications  5.500 €  7.500 €

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the building owner or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

Fee overview as PDF

 

Districts

 

  • Urban Districts
  • Office and Business Districts
  • Event Areas
  • Resorts
Pre-Certificate
(valid 3 years)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15  4.500 €  9.000 €
> 15 - 30  5.250 €  9.750 €
> 30 - 60  6.250 € 11.000 €
> 60 - 100
 7.250 € 12.500 €
> 100 - 200  8.000 € 13.600 €
> 200 - 400
16.100 € 21.700 €
> 400 - 600 21.000 € 26.700 €
> 600 - 800 23.900 € 29.500 €
> 800 - 1.500 25.700 € 31.300 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 29.000 € 35.000 €
Certificate
(infrastructure)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15 12.000 € 17.000 €
> 15 - 30 15.000 € 20.000 €
> 30 - 60 18.000 € 24.000 €
> 60 - 100
22.000 € 29.000 €
> 100 - 200 26.000 € 35.000 €
> 200 - 400
47.000 € 56.000 €
> 400 - 600 59.000 € 68.000 €
> 600 - 800 67.000 € 76.000 €
> 800 - 1.500 71.000 € 80.000 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 80.000 € 90.000 €
Certificate
(district)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15 17.000 €  22.000 €
> 15 - 30 20.000 €  25.000 €
> 30 - 60 23.000 €  29.000 €
> 60 - 100
27.000 €  34.000 €
> 100 - 200 31.000 €  40.000 €
> 200 - 400
55.000 €  64.000 €
> 400 - 600 69.000 €  78.000 €
> 600 - 800 78.000 €  87.000 €
> 800 - 1.500 83.000 €  92.000 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 93.000 € 105.000 €

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the building owner or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

The area taken as a reference for the certification fees is the gross development area (GDA) in hectares. To calculate the fees, the given number of hectares must be rounded mathematically to a whole number.

* The fees for districts or areas with a gross development area (GDA) > 200 ha can be found on page 2 of this schedule of fees.

Fee overview as PDF


 

  • Industrial sites
Pre-Certificate
(valid 3 years)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15  4.500 €  9.000 €
> 15 - 30  5.250 €  9.750 €
> 30 - 60  6.750 € 11.500 €
> 60 - 100
 8.250 € 13.500 €
> 100 - 200 11.500 € 18.000 €
> 200 - 400
14.500 € 23.000 €
> 400 - 600 17.500 € 28.000 €
> 600 - 800 20.500 € 33.000 €
> 800 - 1.500 23.500 € 38.000 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 26.500 € 43.000 €
Certificate
(valid 5 years)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15 18.000 €  23.500 €
> 15 - 30 20.000 €  26.000 €
> 30 - 60 26.000 €  33.500 €
> 60 - 100
32.000 €  41.000 €
> 100 - 200 45.000 €  57.500 €
> 200 - 400
55.000 €  72.500 €
> 400 - 600 65.000 €  87.500 €
> 600 - 800 75.000 € 102.500 €
> 800 - 1.500 85.000 € 117.500 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 95.000 € 132.500 €
Re-Certificate
without constructional changes
(valid for additional 5 years)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15 10.800 € 14.100 €
> 15 - 30 12.000 € 15.600 €
> 30 - 60 15.600 € 20.100 €
> 60 - 100
19.200 € 24.600 €
> 100 - 200 27.000 € 34.500 €
> 200 - 400
33.000 € 43.500 €
> 400 - 600 39.000 € 52.500 €
> 600 - 800 45.000 € 61.500 €
> 800 - 1.500 51.000 € 70.500 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 57.000 € 79.500 €
Re-Certificate
with constructional changes
(valid for additional 5 years)
   
  DGNB members Non-members
Project size (GDA in ha)    
   up to 15 14.400 €  18.800 €
> 15 - 30 16.000 €  20.800 €
> 30 - 60 20.800 €  26.800 €
> 60 - 100
25.600 €  32.800 €
> 100 - 200 36.000 €  46.000 €
> 200 - 400
44.000 €  58.000 €
> 400 - 600 52.000 €  70.000 €
> 600 - 800 60.000 €  82.000 €
> 800 - 1.500 68.000 €  94.000 €
> 1.500 - 3.000* 76.000 € 106.000 €

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the building owner or the applicant is a DGNB member or a member of an international partner organisation. The listed values are rounded to simplify the operation. Resulting discontinuities in regard to fixed values are possible. In case of a contract conclusion and the accompanying bills the calculation of those will be based on more detailed values.

The area taken as a reference for the certification fees is the gross development are (GDA) in hectares. To calculate the fees, the given number of hectares must be rounded mathematically to a whole number.

* The fees for industrial sites with a gross development area (GDA) > 200 ha can be found on page 2 of this schedule of fees.

Fee overview as PDF

 

Assessing the design quality and Baukultur

DGNB design advice1) DGNB projects Other projects
  DGNB members no charge2) 2.400 €
  Non-members 2.400 €
3.600 €
     
DGNB Diamond DGNB projects3) Other projects
  DGNB members 5.600 €
n/a
  Non-members 8.000 € n/a

All fees are subject to the statutory rate of VAT. The membership discount is applied if the owner of the property or the applicant is a DGNB member or member of an international partner organisation of the DGNB.

1) Requests for a design advice can be made for all projects, whether they are certified or not. DGNB projects = projects registered for DGNB certification, irrespective of the desired award level.
2) For the first presentation of the project. In case of Volume Certifications, the proposal is applicable only to the Initial Certificate.
3) Possible only for projects with DGNB Sustainability Certificate Gold or Platinum.

Fee overview as PDF

Note regarding auditor services

Auditor fees are not included in the certification fees listed above. The fees for auditor services strongly depend on the project in question. Please discuss the fees directly with your auditor. He/She will also inform you about any additional costs such as further planning services required from specialist planners.

CONTACT

Sven Feyhl
Director Finance and Administration
Phone: +49 711 722322-61
s.feyhl at dgnb.de

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