"Sustainability is more than just a word for the DGNB: we 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.
Sustainable building can make a crucial contribution to this: according to the German Ministry for the Environment, buildings account for roughly one third of the resources consumed in Germany and a similar proportion of carbon emissions and waste. Among other things, these figures can be systematically reduced through sustainable building.
We 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 our 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."