LibraryBelow is an introduction to the six main environment certification systems, which underpin the 35 individual certification schemes compiled in this Library

BREEAMbreeam_logo_small

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) was developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) based in Watford, UK. BRE awards certification both in the UK and internationally. In some…

DGNBdgnb_certif

Based in Stuttgart, the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) was founded by leading experts from various disciplines within the construction and real estate industry in summer 2007. The DGNB System was developed …

HQEHQE_EN

The Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE) building certification system was developed by the non-governmental organization Association HQE based in Paris, France. Association HQE focuses on research and development …

LEEDLEED_logo_USGBC

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system was created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization established in 1993 and based in Washington D.C. The USGBC …

PdCperfildecalidad

Perfil de Calidad (PDC) was developed by the Instituto Valenciano de la Edificación (IVE), with support from the regional public administration. IVE is also the operator of PdC…

 
SBToolsbtoolcz

The SBTool framework was developed by the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE). iiSBE is an international non-profit organization whose overall aim…