DGNB Expert pool

The DGNB Expert pool

To develop the DGNB System and tackle current issues, the DGNB draws on the expertise of the DGNB Expert pool members. DGNB Expert pool members are also actively involved in a variety of committees and ongoing projects with a bearing on the DGNB System. The DGNB and its committees frequently turn to these experts regarding certain topics, usually in order to tackle specific issues. The system also covers aspects relating to quality assurance, and regular meetings are held to give members of the DGNB Expert pool an opportunity to share their know-how.

All of the areas looked at by the DGNB Expert pool require a certain degree of technical expertise in order to safeguard standards. The DGNB Expert pool (formerly Expert Groups and Working Groups) thus brings together a variety of members with a proven level of expertise, who share a common commitment to current issues.

Areas of competence covered by the DGNB Expert pool

  • Waste
  • Barrier-free design
  • Building materials and harmful substances
  • Building acoustics/sound insulation
  • Construction/Construction process
  • Building physics (building envelope)/building technology
  • Biodiversity
  • Emissions/immissions
  • Energy
  • Facility management
  • Building design/planning
  • Health/ergonomics
  • Ground water and soil protection/water cycle systems
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Interiors/fittings/furnitures
  • Interior air quality
  • Climate/environment
  • Comfort
  • Circular economy
  • Life cycle costs
  • Logistics
  • Material procurement
  • Transport/mobility
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Consultation
  • Planning competition
  • Project management
  • Resilience
  • Smart infrastructures
  • Urban design/urban development
  • Urban climate
  • Urban sociology
  • Water/drinking water
  • Value enhancement/economic viability/location


Karen Sternsdorff
Senior Consultant Certification Buildings
Phone: +49 711 722322-33
k.sternsdorff at dgnb.de


Ursula Schehrer
Senior Project Manager Districts
Phone: +49 711 722322-77
u.schehrer at dgnb.de

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