National and international events provide key platforms to raise awareness of the significance of sustainable building. DGNB is represented at all major trade fairs for construction and real estate. Find an overview of events presented by or involving the DGNB here.


BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, which takes place from 11 – 16 January 2021 in Munich, Germany.

Global challenges such as climate change or the depletion of resources demand effective answers, especially in the construction sector.

The DGNB offers approaches and solutions to topics such as the circular economy and strategies for climate-neutral construction, so that sustainability becomes the new norm.
Visit us in Hall C2 Stand 303. BAU21 - find out more.

Expo Real 2020

Expo Real, Europe's largest international trade fair for property and investment, will take place at the Messe München Exhibition Center from 5 - 7 October 2020.

"Plan Quality. Build the future." sums up the focus for this year's talks and discussion forums, jointly presented by the DGNB, the Federal Chamber of Architects, the Federal Foundation for Building Cultur and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

At an official award ceremony, the DGNB will award numerous certifications to a wide range of projects, which have achieved a Platinum, Gold or Silver DGNB Certificate.
More detailed information about the programme will be available in September. Find out more about Expo Real

BAU China

BAU China is the leading trade fair for window, door and facade solutions in China. More than 650 exhibitors focus on products, technologies and practical solutions in the door and fenestration industry and enable business exchange between manufacturers and project developers, architects, planners, and distributors. The established BAU Congress China is integrated into FBC. The annual exhibition is alternating between Shanghai and Beijing.

The German Sustainability Award

The German Sustainability Award is the national award for excellence in sustainability in business, municipalities and research. With seven competitions (including the Next Economy Award for "green founders"), over 800 applicants and 2,000 guests to the events, the prize is the largest of its kind in Europe. The award is presented by the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. in cooperation with the Federal Government, local and business associations as well as numerous NGOs, among them UNESCO and UNICEF. The framework for the award ceremony is the German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf, the most frequently visited annual communication platform on sustainable development.

In 2012, together with the DGNB, a special award for sustainable building was launched. The German Sustainability Award for Architecture honors outstanding and exemplary achievements in architecture, which were developed on the basis of the three pillars of sustainability - ecology, economy and social issues - and which also demonstrates a high level of innovative and design quality.


ISH is the world´s leading trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings. It brings market leaders of the industry together, who will present their new technologies, solutions and latest products to their professional audience and launch them on the world market. The exhibition takes place every two years in Frankfurt, Germany.

The German Sustainable Building Council, as a partner of the ISH, offers guided tours in cooperation with exhibiting member organisations during the trade fair. Several organisations present their contribution to sustainable building based on practical solutions and examples of usage.

Please note that the tours will only be offered in German. 

For more information about the next ISH click here.

Light + Building

Light + Building is the world´s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technologies. Every two years industry presents the latest products in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation in Frankfurt, Germany.

The German Sustainable Building Council, as a partner of the Light + Building, offers guided tours in cooperation with exhibiting member organisations during the trade fair.

For more information about the Light + Building trade fair, click here.
To book on one of the DGNB tours during the event – click here. (Please note that tours are only availalbe in German).

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