DGNB Sus­tain­abil­ity Day

The main networking event for the DGNB community with the general assembly, the DGNB Sustainability Challenge and more

The DGNB Sustainability Day is the central event for the DGNB community. It takes place once a year. The day serves to network and exchange ideas with like-minded people and brings together all players in the construction and real estate industry with a focus on sustainable building.

Every year, the day kicks off with the general assembly meeting. This is where we present all the information on how our association has developed over the past months and what new issues we are working on. Every two years, DGNB members elect the DGNB Board of Directors. Participation in this part of the program is reserved for employees of DGNB members.


DGNB Sustainability Day 2024

When: Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Where: Im Wizemann, Quellenstraße 7, 70376 Stuttgart

Please note: Due to the UEFA EURO 2024 in Stuttgart this summer, we expect an increased number of visitors. We recommend that you plan your travel and accommodation for the DGNB Sustainability Day well in advance.

The event will be held in German. If you wish to register, please switch to German language settings.

The programme

As a member of the DGNB, you will find out all about the latest developments in the association and the most important business figures through reports from the management and the president.

 HallMarketplace of IdeasClub
12:30 pm
Networking break with lunch

Walk and Talk
Guided tour with experts from the DGNB network


Walk and Talk

1:30 pm

Keynote speech "Was jetzt? Schluss mit der erlernten Hilflosigkeit!"
by neuroscientist and bestselling author Prof. Dr. Maren Urner



Walk and Talk

Achieving more together: partners in the DGNB network
In entertaining dialogue formats, selected partners from the DGNB network explain how they work with us.

  • Marie Grützner (Strategiedialog "bezahlbares Wohnen und innovatives Bauen" (SDB))
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Planing (Groundbreakers)
  • Götz Schönfeld (Drees & Sommer)
  • Jan Jungclaus (HafenCity Hamburg)
  • Sven Schulz (Bodensee-Stiftung)
  • Michael Lang (Heinze)
  • Philipp Zielke (NaiS)
  • Matin Müller (realcube)
  • Veronica Veneziano ('Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative)

Host: Dr. Anna Braune, Director Research and Development (DGNB)

Speed networking (meeting point: stage)
Open up to new ideas and get to know other participants in the DGNB network in a fast-paced way – perhaps the start of a new collaboration in the spirit of sustainable building.

Walk and Talk

Innovation meets sustainability: DGNB Sustainability Challenge 2024
At the DGNB Sustainability Day, the finalists of the DGNB Sustainability Challenge will compete against each other once again. They have to convince the audience of their research project, business model or product innovation in short keynote speeches on stage.
Afterwards, use the ballot paper and vote for your favourite. This is how you decide who will receive the Audience Award of the DGNB Sustainability Challenge 2024.

Host: Felix Jansen, Director PR, Communications and Marketing (DGNB)


Walk and Talk

In a nutshell: new DGNB offers in focus
Get to know some of the DGNB's innovations. You can choose what is presented on site.

Host: Dr. Anna Braune, Director Research and Development (DGNB)

Speed networking (meeting point: stage)

Walk and Talk

6:00 pmNetworking break with snacks and drinks
6:30 pm

Evening programme

  • Interview with Yuliia Krivosheieva (Ukrainian Green Building Council)
  • Keynote speech "Das letzte Domino – Unsere Kettenreaktion für positiven Wandel" by Louisa Schneider, climate journalist and host
  • Announcement of the winners of the DGNB Sustainability Challenge 2024

Host: Felix Jansen, Director PR, Communications and Marketing (DGNB)

7:30 pmAfterwards, we invite you to join us for a get-together to round off the day.
9:30 pm
End of event  

Marketplace of Ideas (all day)

Meet the partners of the DGNB Sustainability Day, various DGNB cooperation partners and the finalists of the DGNB Sustainability Challenge at their stands at the Marketplace of Ideas. Discover innovative solutions and make valuable new contacts. The Marketplace of Ideas is open all day.

Walk and Talk: guided tours

There will also be several guided tours of the Marketplace of Ideas throughout the day. The guided tours will be accompanied by experts from the DGNB network. Simply register on site for your preferred date.

Many thanks to our partners

Review – The DGNB Sustainability Day 2023 in pictures

Further events


Final of the DGNB Sustainability Challenge

Traditionally, the finalists of our innovation competition present themselves at the DGNB Sustainability Day.

Your contacts

Christian Bergmann

Member Support

Julia Treiber

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