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DGNB criteria environmental quality

DGNB criteria "Biodiversity at the site" (ENV2.4)

Objective

Our objective is to maintain biodiversity in the local environment. The built environment has a significant influence on the diversity of the ecosystems (ecological communities, habitats and landscapes), the diversity of the species there and their genetic diversity. We want to encourage positive steps towards creating, maintaining and increasing biodiversity both on buildings themselves and in their environs.

Benefits

People generally feel happier and healthier when they are in a natural environment. Subjective well-being has an enormous effect on people's health and on what they can achieve. Furthermore, plants in, on and around the building and respect for the local fauna create a positive image of the building. This increases value of the property. In addition, choosing plants that are suitable for the site can reduce subsequent costs as these are often hardier, less susceptible to disease etc., and require less care.

Contribution to high-priority sustainability goals

    

  CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
GOALS (SDGS) OF THE UNITED NATIONS (UN)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE GERMAN
SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

Significant

15.5 Natural habitats

15.1 Biodiversity

 

Moderate

13.1 Resilience and adaptability

15.8 Invasive species

15.9 Ecosystem and biodiversity values in decision-making processes

 

Low

11.5 Impact of catastrophes

 

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Biotope area quality

  2. Diversity of animal species in the outdoor area

  3. Diversity of animal species on the building itself

  4. Invasive plant species

  5. Habitat connectivity

  6. Development and maintenance care

  7. Biodiversity strategy

 

Download DGNB criteria ENV2.4

 

Source of the „Sustainable Development Goals"-icons: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/news/communications-material/


The other criteria of the topic "Environmental quality":

 

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CONTACT

Dr. Anna Braune
Abteilungsleiterin Forschung und Entwicklung
Phone: +49 711 722322-67
a.braune at dgnb.de

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