Sustainable Building Council
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.
The 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction released by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction at COP25 in Madrid, shows that CO2 emissions from the world’s buildings and their construction remain stubbornly at around 39% of total carbon dioxide emissions.Read more >
Big step-up in ambition needed to put buildings and construction on track to meet Paris Agreement goals, warns Global ABC reportWed, 11th Dec 2019
The 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction released today by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC) at COP25 in Madrid shows that CO2 emissions from the world’s buildings and their construction remain stubbornly at around 39 per cent of total carbon dioxide emissions.Read more >
Built environment stakeholders recommend integration of whole life carbon criteria into European policyTue, 8th Oct 2019
Today a coalition of over 30 organisations working in the buildings and construction sector have signed an open letter to the European Commission outlining their view on the transformative potential that the Level(s) framework can play in mainstreaming sustainable buildings and deliver on key European environmental, economic and social goals.Read more >
The World Green Building Council has today announced its new Board of Directors.Read more >
WorldGBC Europe publishes advocacy manifesto urging decision makers to recognise vital role of built environment sector in delivering a climate neutral EuropeThu, 27th Jun 2019
Over 20 countries from WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network have published a manifesto, A Sustainable Built Environment at the Heart of Europe’s Future urging decision makers to recognise the vital role that the built environment sector plays in delivering a climate neutral Europe.Read more >
Ten Green Building Councils from Europe met in London today ahead of the publication of new research strengthening the case for energy efficient mortgages.Read more >
Through its report From Thousands to Billions, WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment by 2050.Read more >
WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project takes step forward as Australia, Canada, Germany, India & US announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildingsThu, 10th Nov 2016
The goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 takes another step forward.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >