Today 13 different building types and – since 2011 – entire urban districts can be certified.
The DGNB System stands for a holistic viewpoint on sustainable building and is based on two criteria catalogues.
Of course, the scheme for urban districts also reflects the guiding principle of the DGNB and considers the well-proven quality sections. Based on the DGNB philosophy, the quality of life of the residents is regarded as being especially important in the case urban districts: important indicators are, among others, educational facilities, child care, local amenities, and cultural facilities.
The weighting of the quality sections for buildings
The weighting of the quality sections for urban districts
As with the DGNB System for buildings, urban districts are awarded pre-certificates and certificates. As urban districts develop in several phases over a long period and the construction phase is considerably longer than is the case for individual buildings, there are three certification stages – the pre-certificate and two other types of certificates. The first of these, with a term of five years, can be awarded when 25 per cent of access and services have been completed. The second has an unlimited duration and is awarded when 75 per cent of the buildings have been completed.
The certification of buildings
The certification of urban districts