The sustainable design of urban districts is one of the most important tasks in urban planning. Focusing only on the design and optimisation of individual buildings in order to create a sustainable city falls short here. Cities with a sustainable future need districts that are more than the sum of their buildings. Climate action and climate adaptation, district-wide energy supply, sustainable mobility and much more are also very important. District planning should therefore be based on sustainability criteria in as holistic a way as possible. The DGNB scheme for urban districts provides support here as a planning tool.
The certificate is aimed at municipalities as well as private project developers and investors.
The scheme should support the planning and construction of lively, attractive and at the same time resource-conserving districts. The long-term goal is for users to feel comfortable in the district and be able to live and work there in a carbon-neutral way. The individual buildings do not necessarily have to be certified, but are included in the evaluation with their consumption values and impact on open spaces (e.g. façade and roof greening).
The focus of the scheme is on mixed-use districts with a residential component. The open spaces and common areas as well as the infrastructure and location of the district are particularly important in this regard.
Dr. Stephan Anders
Director DGNB Certification
Phone: +49 711 722322-45
s.anders at dgnb.de
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