Construction products play an essential role in achieving the sustainability goals that are set for a particular building or district. They make a significant contribution to the overall performance of a building, due to environmental impacts such as pollutant emissions or the energy consumption involved in manufacture, operation or removal; their life cycle costs, which are significantly influenced by inspection and maintenance costs or cleaning expenditure, for example; and their implications for user comfort.
Quality certifications for construction products are frequently developed and approved by standard-awarding organisations in the form of product labels. These aim to help clients and designers to make a quick and reliable assessment about whether the quality conforms to their requirements.
There are a wide variety of labels available for construction products. To help guide designers and customers in this regard, the DGNB has developed a process for bestowing recognition for product labels. This takes the form of the following criteria:
Do you wish to obtain recognition for your label? You can find all the information you need on the following pages:
Additional standards are currently undergoing review, meaning that the list will continue to expand.