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DGNB criteria environmental quality

DGNB criteria "Building life cycle assessment" (ENV1.1)

Objective

Our objective is to ensure a consistent life cycle approach to the planning of buildings in order to reduce emissions-related impacts on the environment and consumption of non-renewable resources to a minimum across all stages in the life of a building.

Benefits

A life cycle approach to the building planning, using life cycle assessment, helps building commissioners and designers to make environmentally friendly decisions on the basis of comprehensive information. This enables to identify solutions that are optimised, both in terms of various relevant environmental issues and in terms of various locations and times of environmental impacts. The application of a consistent method is useful for reporting relevant environmental indicators for a building, such as CO2 emissions or energy demand throughout the entire life cycle.

Contribution to sustainability

  

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

Significant

3.9 Effects of chemicals, air, water and soil contamination

7.2 Proportion of renewable energy

7.3 Energy efficiency

8.4 Global resource efficiency and decoupling of economic development

12.2 Use of natural resources

13.2 Climate protection measures in guidelines, strategies and planning

 7.1.a/b Resource conservation

7.2.a Renewable energy

12.1.b Sustainable consumption

13.1.a Climate protection

Moderate

6.3 Improvement of water quality

14.1 Avoiding marine pollution

14.3 Avoiding acidification of the seas

 3.2.a Air pollution

14.1.aa/ab Protect the seas

Low

6.4 Efficient use and sustainable
extraction of water

12.4 Environmentally friendly handling of chemicals and waste

15.1 Conservation of land and freshwater ecosystems

6.1.a Water quality

7.2.b Renewable energy

8.1 Resource conservation

15.2 Ecosystems

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Life cycle assessments in planning

  2. Life cycle assessment optimisation

  3. Life cycle assessment comparison calculation

  4. AGENDA 2030 BONUS – CLIMATE PROTECTION GOALS
  5. CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  6. Halogenated hydrocarbons in refrigerants

 

Download DGNB criteria ENV1.1

 

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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