This will happen automatically for all projects that were registered in July 2015 for certification, were already registered at this time, or were currently in the conformity inspection process.
For all projects that have already received certification, we will contact the applicants and ask them to confirm by 31 January 2016 whether they want the award level of their project to be adapted to the new nomenclature. Those interested will need to confirm the following four aspects, whereby the declaration needs to be signed and then returned to us:
- The use of the building has not changed since the date of certification.
- The current constructional and structural design of the building corresponds to the version at the time of certification.
- The current design and operation of the technical building services correspond to those on the date of commissioning of the building.
- The building meets at least the requirements of the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) 2009 in terms of the primary energy requirement or undercuts the requirements of EnEV 2007 by at least 30 per cent.
As an alternative to the last item, it is possible to provide the DGNB with the consumption data for the building according to the system used for certifying existing buildings. In this case, the DGNB will get in touch with you as this will require detailed consultation.
The retrospective adjustment is free. In addition, it is possible to have the plaque and the certificate exchanged at cost price.