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Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification

07.09.2021, 17:01

Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification

MeteoViva Climate has been recognised as a service by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) “Buildings in Operation” certification programme.

The implementation of the company’s energy management and indoor climate control platform is now automatically linked to a guaranteed level of compliance, regardless of the specific characteristics of any project.

MateoViva’s solution helps to reduce CO2 emissions with predictive HVAC control data and supports seven of  nine environmental, financial and energy management criteria specified by the DGNB including requirements for water usage in buildings.

Dr Stefan Hardt, managing partner, MeteoViva GmbH, explains: “With MeteoViva Climate, building owners and operators secure a degree of fulfillment of at least 37 per cent from the outset, which means they receive a DGNB certificate in bronze immediately.

“Depending on the specific features of the building, the compliance level can be additionally increased by up to 11 percent with the smart data solution.”

MeteoViva founder and member of the company’s advisory board, Markus Werner, adds: “Recognition by the DGNB confirms the importance of MeteoViva Climate as a key component of a holistic sustainability strategy for the real estate industry.

“The product serves social, environmental and economic goals. The focus is on a significant reduction in energy costs and CO2 emissions. However, with the help of the data automatically generated by MeteoViva Climate, the quality of the indoor climate can also be quantified for the first time and thus evaluated economically.

“The recognition leads to “Certified Sustainability” status for real estate as many organisations move to achieve climate neutrality by 2045 which, in turn has a positive effect on the value of real estate operated with MeteoViva Climate.”

Johannes Kreißig, executive director of the DGNB, comments: “We are pleased that MeteoViva is the first company to use the new opportunity for recognition within our DGNB certification for buildings in operation with its service product MeteoViva Climate.

“It helps to systematically optimise our building stock in terms of holistic sustainability and thus make a relevant contribution to climate protection goals.”

DGNB recognition also opens a new and significantly more cost-effective route to certification by reducing documentation and audit costs for facility operators – and potentially makes it easier for building owners and operators to certify entire real estate portfolios.

The DGNB Buildings in Operation scheme does not evaluate individual measures, but focuses on the overall performance of a building.

Visit Information on DGNB System for Buildings In Use for additional information.

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