DGNB

The DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) is a building assessment system of high environmental quality created by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). It is a green building certification system based on three pillars of sustainable development: environmental quality, functional and socio-cultural quality and technical quality.

The environmental assessment is made on the life cycle of the building, using a lifespan of 50 years for reference, and applies to buildings under renovation, to new construction and to urban neighborhoods. The assessment is performed on more than 50 criteria divided into six areas: environmental, economic, socio-cultural and functional qualities, technical qualities of the design and siting processes. The overall score provides access to a label in three levels: bronze, silver and gold.

 

The Polyrey laminates used as decorative surfaces in fitting and furniture, door, wall and worktop applications, as the main component, can help obtain DGNB points for the construction certification:

Environmental Quality

  • Criteria 1-7: Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Criterion 8: Sustainable resources (FSC®, PEFC™)

Sociocultural and Functional Quality

  • Criterion 20: Indoor Air Hygiene

Technical Quality

  • Criterion 33: Fire safety
  • Criterion 40: Ease to clean and maintenance