The objective of the criterion is to reduce or avoid the use of materials, construction products and preparations that can represent a risk to people, flora and fauna due to their pollutant content or the release of harmful substances.
The recognition of the minimum requirements for criterion ENV 1.2 is still not currently explicitly required.
The fulfilment of systemic requirements is a prerequisite for a recognition of the standard.
In the criterion, requirements for individual construction materials, products and preparations are formulated in a "criteria matrix" in the form of quality levels. If a label fulfils the corresponding requirements, it can be recognised as a standard within the framework of the DGNB certification. This means that the recognised product label can be used as proof for the fulfilment of the respective requirements of the criterion.
As a first step, the label recognition can only be recognised for certain lines, and in this regard only for certain aspects of the criteria matrix of criterion ENV 1.2 "Local environmental impact". For the time being, the recognition exclusively relates to emission characteristics of the following construction products (line of the matrix – emission in question):
The comprehensive description can be found in the appendix to the criterion, which can be downloaded here.
Note: The DGNB will open additional requirements for the DGNB label recognition at a later stage, if necessary. At present, this can take place in a project-specific fashion via proof of equivalence.Download DGNB criteria ENV1.2
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