The industrial sites of individual companies are also increasingly coming under the spotlight in the sustainability debate. For many companies, the importance of sustainability issues is also increasing within the framework of a more comprehensive sustainability strategy. However, the design and optimisation of individual buildings falls short here. Sustainable industrial sites are more than the sum of their buildings. In addition to questions of climate action, adaptation to climate change, sustainable mobility and logistics, etc., networking within and with neighbouring districts also plays an important role for industrial sites. A central goal here is to create synergies and, if possible, closed cycles. In addition, concepts for dealing with energy, water and waste are just as important as those for improving quality of life and childcare. The DGNB scheme for industrial sites provides support here as a planning tool.
The certificate is aimed at companies and the business development authorities in municipalities.
The scheme should support the planning and construction of attractive and at the same time resource-conserving industrial sites. In addition to the quality and resource requirements of the buildings, the scheme also takes into account open spaces, infrastructure and the surrounding area. These factors have a decisive influence on the quality and performance of an industrial site and define the framework for sustainable development and use. In addition, this scheme also considers planning and production processes.
The focus of the scheme is on private production or development sites. In contrast to the other schemes for districts, the qualities of the buildings (including workplace comfort, pollutants, etc.) are also included more strongly in the evaluation of industrial sites. However, the buildings themselves do not have to be individually certified for site certification.
Dr. Stephan Anders
Director DGNB Certification
Phone: +49 711 722322-45
s.anders at dgnb.de
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