We develop economical solutions for our clients for buildings with effective commercial value, high quality, long-term integrity and intelligent use of resources – in short: We plan with sustainability in mind.
German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)
The primary goal of sustainable building is to increase the quality of a building – from all different perspectives. Sustainable buildings are economically efficient, environmentally friendly and resource saving. They are comfortable and healthy for the user and fit perfectly into our sociocultural context. Thus sustainable buildings retain their high value – for investors, owners and users alike.
As auditors of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), we guide you through the certification process.
Quality counts – DGNB certification makes sustainability and quality assessable. Quality counts in the preparation of a project, in the planning and execution, in the handing over of the property and in operations and maintenance.
Sustainable buildings are economically efficient, environmentally friendly and resource saving. They are comfortable and healthy for the user and they fit perfectly into our sociocultural context. Thus sustainable buildings retain their high value – for investors, owners and users alike.
“Sustainability of real estate is a criterion for financing decisions [...] the marketability and sales value of the property increase through investments in sustainable construction and operation of the property – these are key factors in the lending decision process.” (Jan Bettink)
With the aid of the independent building assessment procedure of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), we offer you a transparent way to make sustainable building measurable.
The requirements of the DGNB certification system go beyond the legal and normative standards. This puts us in a position to assess and recognize buildings of exceptional quality from the point of view of sustainable construction.
We evaluate ecological, economical, sociocultural and technical aspects as well as the implementation of planning and quality of the location.
You get the most out of our services when you incorporate us as early as the project development phase.
The objectives regarding the criteria to be met and thus the desired label (silver, gold or platinum) are set in one of the early stages of planning – the pre-certificate is a declaration of commitment and ensures that the objectives are met in integrated planning.
We work with you in early planning stages to develop economic measures for a high-quality and sustainable building. Many of the requirements in the context of DGNB certification are process oriented. This means that you can influence the score for your project from the very beginning.
We guide and advise you and your planning team on cost effectiveness and practical building optimization measures while considering the latest technical developments, which we advance with our own surveys and tests.
We monitor the implementation of the measures and their success. This includes material and product testing as well as product declaration and quantification for the lifecycle assessment of the building.
Elements of the integrated planning such as exposure, illumination, climate and comfort simulations or operational concepts for the building are incorporated into the evaluation.
Our planning team is able to perform and provide many of the technical and structural physics analyses and measurements. We are an integral planning team that constantly exchanges information with you on the planning targets and certification results.