German

Sustainable Building Council

Introduction

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V.) was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from various subject areas within the construction and real-estate sectors. The aim was to promote sustainable and economically efficient building even more strongly in future. 

Sustainability is more than just a word for the DGNB: they understand sustainability as the obligation of the whole of society to shoulder responsibility for current problems such as climatic change and resource depletion instead of merely leaving them for future generations to deal with. 

DGNB want to make the general public aware that a sustainable form of building is necessary and, above all, is possible. We attain this goal with a systematic transfer of know-how through events, media and the training of construction professionals to turn them into sustainability experts. In their committees, scientists and practical workers cooperate closely in an interdisciplinary manner. Anyone can bring in their knowledge and supplement it with the technical expertise of others.

Media

news

Green Building Councils forge new path on energy efficient mortgages

Tue, 17th Oct 2017

Ten Green Building Councils from Europe met in London today ahead of the publication of new research strengthening the case for energy efficient mortgages.

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From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050

Wed, 31st May 2017

In its new report From Thousands to Billions, WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment by 2050. 

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project takes step forward as Australia, Canada, Germany, India & US announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildings

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 takes another step forward.

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WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

Tue, 28th Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

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Which women are leading the way in the global green building movement?

Tue, 8th Mar 2016

Today is International Women’s Day – an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural political, and of course, environmental achievements of women around the world.

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