DGNB - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen



Type: Civil society organization/networks

Founded: 2007

Main Goals - General activities - field of expertise

DGNB is Europe's largest network for sustainable construction with around 1,200 member organizations. The DGNB system is based on a holistic understanding of sustainability, which equally includes the environment, people and economic efficiency. In addition, more than 3,000 people in over 30 countries have already been qualified as experts in sustainable construction through the DGNB Academy training and education platform.

Activity related to low GHG and energy consumption and resilient buildings

The aim of the association is to promote sustainability in the construction and real estate industry and to anchor it in the consciousness of the general public. With the DGNB certification system, the independent non-profit organization has developed a planning and optimization tool for evaluating sustainable buildings and neighborhoods that helps to increase real sustainability in construction projects.