Business districts, which predominantly have buildings for services, special uses (e.g. cinemas) and businesses that are compatible with residential living, are increasingly coming under the spotlight in the sustainability debate and becoming the focus of municipal strategies for sustainable urban development. However, focusing only on the design and optimisation of individual buildings in order to create a sustainable quarter where people enjoy living and staying falls short here. Sustainable cities need carbon-neutral districts that are more than just the sum of their buildings.
In addition to issues around climate action, adaptation to climate change and sustainable mobility, etc., networking with neighbouring districts, the creation of synergies between companies and closed energy and material cycles play an important role for business districts. Ideas and plans for improving quality of life and childcare as well as shopping facilities for employees are just as important as life-cycle assessments and energy technology. The DGNB scheme for business districts provides support here as a planning tool.
The certificate is aimed at project developers, investors and municipalities or their business development authorities.
The focus of the scheme is on mixed-use districts with an emphasis on services.
Dr. Stephan Anders
Director DGNB Certification
Phone: +49 711 722322-45
s.anders at dgnb.de
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