In summer 2007, on the initiative of various branches of the construction and the real-estate industries German Sustainable Building Council was brought into being.

DGNB focusses on sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically efficent building. Buildings fulfilling these criteria may be labelled with DGNB certificate that was developed in 2009. The label is rewarded in the categories of Platinum, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The quality mark of the DGNB considers the 6 aspects:

  • ecological quality
  • economical quality
  • sociocultural and functional quality
  • technical quality
  • process quality
  • location and site quality

whereat, inter alia, indoor air quality by the applied (indoor) construction materials is examined but also the use of further certified, e.g. Blue Angel, products.

For certification through DGNB indoor air quality is, among other things, examined in the aspects of socioculturall and funtional quality. The use of applied products being already certified and through this provenly low-pollutant and low-emission is positivley evaluated.

DGNB approves the products bearing certifcates of

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For use in DGNB projects the following products can be tested by eco-INSTITUT*:
  • Construction products

*Please note: DGNB certificate is not awarded by eco-INSTITUT itself. eco-INSTITUT is member of DGNB and DGNB approved testing laboratory for product compliance of DGNB criteria in the field of indoor air quality and low-emission and low-pollutant (indoor) products.



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