DGNB
DGNB criteria sociocultural and functional quality

DGNB criteria "Visual comfort" (SOC1.4)

Objective

Our objective is to ensure sufficient, uninterrupted supply of daylight and artificial light in all interior areas in constant use. Visual comfort forms the basis of general well-being and efficient, productive work. Natural light has a positive effect on the mental and physical health of humans. In addition, good use of daylight provides a great deal of potential energy savings in terms of artificial light and cooling.

Benefits

User satisfaction is closely linked to feelings of comfort and well-being. Forecasts providing users with information regarding daylight hours, their surroundings, weather conditions, etc. are highly important in this regard. Visual comfort strongly affects user productivity and satisfaction.

Contribution to overriding sustainability goals

   

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

Low

7.3 Energy efficiency 7.1.a/b Resource conservation

Indicators for evaluation

  1. Availability of daylight for the entire building

  2. Availability of daylight at permanent workstations

  3. Visual contact with the outside

  4. Absence of glare in daylight

  5. Artificial light

  6. Daylight colour rendering

  7. Exposure to daylight

 

Download DGNB criteria SOC1.4

 

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


The other criteria of the topic "Sociocultural and functional quality":

 

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

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