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The DGNB Academy - Disseminating knowledge on circular economy throughout the construction sector

The DGNB Academy - Disseminating knowledge on Circular Economy throughout the construction sector

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Germany
City: 
Stuttgart

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
No
Start/End date: 
11/2008
Ongoing: 
Yes

Type of funding:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen

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Description: 

As a central knowledge platform for sustainable construction the DGNB offers its entire expertise to a broad professional audience of the construction and real estate sectors, and beyond. The DGNB Academy provides professionals with precise tools and up-to-date knowledge to strengthen their skills through flexible and well-structured educational programmes. DGNB Auditors and Consultants can hence support integrated planning, assure quality during the construction process, and promote innovative building concepts. Circular Economy aspects have been made assessable through bonuses in the version 2018 of the DGNB Certification System. By integrating this topic into its educational programme and spreading it throughout the DGNB’s broad network of more than 1,200 members, the DGNB Academy can make an important contribution to the dissemination and the establishment of Circular Economy principles in the construction sector.

Main results: 
  • The DGNB Academy has established itself as one of the most important providers of expertise in sustainable construction within a few years;
  • More than 3,000 persons have completed the educational programmes successfully and have graduated from the DGNB Academy.