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DGNB criteria site quality

DGNB criteria "Local environment" (SITE1.1)

Objective

Our objective is to protect the building and its users from the impact of negative environmental influences and extreme events, and to improve the resilience of buildings to any influences that might be present in the local environment.

Benefits

The geography of the building's site has its own set of natural hazards. Their intensity and frequency generally cannot be changed and are hard to predict. This makes it all the more important to classify them correctly and to compensate for or eliminate any adverse effects for the people in and around the building. Taking into account the likelihood of each of these occurring and the potential severity of the consequences at the planning stage reduces the cost of any retrofitting work that might be necessary. Resilient buildings that are tailored to their environment are sustainable in many respects.

Contribution to overriding sustainability goals

    

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

Significant

11.b Strategies for adapting to climate change

11.5 Impact of catastrophes

13.1 Resilience and adaptability

 

Moderate

3.4 Reduction of premature death, promotion of good health/well-being

3.9 Effects of chemicals, air, water and soil contamination

3.2.a/b Air pollution

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Earthquake

  2. Volcanic eruption

  3. Avalanches

  4. Storm

  5. Floods

  6. Heavy rain

  7. Hail

  8. Landslide/subsidence

  9. Storm surge/tsunami

  10. Extreme climates

  11. Forest fires

  12. Air quality

  13. Outdoor noise

  14. Radon

 

Download DGNB criteria SITE1.1

 

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


The other criteria of the topic "Site 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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