Student enquiries

We are happy to support students with the content of their theses or provide assistance with questions relating to the DGNB

Do you have questions related to the DGNB as part of your studies or thesis? We will be happy to help you answer them. We are also happy to provide students with content-related support for their theses, provided that current capacities allow for it. Below you will find a selection of topics on which a thesis is currently possible in cooperation with the DGNB. If you are interested in working on one of these topics, please send us your application after clarifying any detailed questions. Please only use the form below, which contains the exact application formalities.

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Frequently asked questions

In individual cases, an expert interview is possible. Please send us your research focus and the interview questions in writing using the form on this page. For general questions, please refer first to the DGNB publications.

You are allowed to cite the DGNB criteria in your scientific work, stating the source. After free registration, the criteria are available for digital download.


The DGNB is not permitted to release any project-related data that goes beyond the information presented on our website. For further information, please contact the project directly.

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Due to the large number of student surveys we receive, we are unfortunately unable to pass these on directly to our members or establish contact with them. However, after review by the DGNB, the surveys may be included in the " Neues aus der Hochschulwelt" (i.e. News from the world of universities) section of the DGNB newsletter.


Climate resilience/ climate adaptation measures
  • Identification of circular design aspects for the reduction of CO2 emissions from buildings: Analysis of building components or entire buildings with regard to the correlation of circularity and climate action. Potential of greenhouse gas savings through circular construction, e.g. based on different circularity strategies.
  • Economic and social added values of circular construction
Analysis and optimisation of construction site processes: Derivation of generic values for a simplified (life cycle assessment) calculation of modules A4-A5.
Digitalisation in the construction industry: Analysis and potentials of the use of digital methods.
Approaches to measuring, quantifying and monitoring biodiversity (in the context of urban/spatial planning)
"DGNB Silver Guidance" for (residential) districts
  • What are the ten essential points that must be taken into account in planning in order to obtain at least the DGNB Silver award for district projects?
  • Leipzig Charta "Nachhaltige Stadt" serves as a basis; positioning of the DGNB System as an implementation tool for the Leipzig Charta
  • Aim: Development of a declaration (similar to the declaration of the Phase Sustainability) or a brochure
CO2 sinks
  • How can CO2 be removed from the atmosphere through renovation and construction?
  • What processes and solutions can effectively remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in buildings, in building products and on the outside of buildings?


  • Development of an energetic district concept
  • Analysis of life cycle costs and development of a benchmark
  • Analysis of life cycle cost projections
  • Quantification of end-of-life costs
  • Analysis of life cycle cost calculations
  • Application of BIM for sustainability assessment
  • Grey energy reduction strategies
  • Scheme for early dynamic LCA benchmarking
  • Analysis of the impact of technical building equipment on the LCA
  • Analysis of building energy demand calculation (DIN V 18599, EDGE)
  • Method for establishing building type-specific CO2 budgets
  • Climate action in the building sector: documentation
  • Transferability of certification systems to districts in Mexico
  • Development of a control tool for sustainability assessment in the design phase of urban districts
  • Relationship between public funding and sustainability goals
  • DGNB System for districts from the point of view of a project developer
  • User satisfaction in certified buildings
  • Minimum requirements, methods and processes for environmental and social standards in buildings in China
  • Value creation of sustainable real estate
  • Building energy modelling and building optimisation

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Note: To ensure a speedy response, please be as precise as possible when formulating your enquiry. Due to the large number of enquiries we receive, it may take some time to process them. We would therefore ask you to first check whether your question has already been answered in the FAQs described above or whether you can find the information you are looking for on the DGNB website. We would also like to ask you to refrain from making multiple enquiries and to submit your enquiry well in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding!


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