Hochschulkooperationen der DGNB

Benefits for DGNB university partner

Whom else if not young, aspirational students should be offered the opportunity to learn about tools towards a sustainable built environment? DGNB aims to raise awareness of the necessity of sustainable building and, above all, to demonstrate that it is indeed achievable.
Prioritise and stand out by placing sustainability at the heart of higher education.

All benefits for you as DGNB university partner

Free access to DGNB training material on sustainable planning and building

  • Setting a strategic focus and highlighting the practical relevance of sustainable planning and building
  • Offering your students the additional qualification via the DGNB Registered Professional exam

Benefits for your students

Students can accredit their knowledge by taking and passing the DGNB Registered Professional online exam and herewith position themselves as young experts in the growing market of sustainable construction. In a very early stage of professional education they are equipped with tools to realize a sustainable built environment. The DGNB Registered Professional qualification is already a first step for a career in the field of DGNB certification as DGNB Consultant or DGNB Auditor.

Steps to become a DGNB university partner

  • Fill in the request form (in German only)
  • No costs for the participation in the DGNB university cooperation. A DGNB membership is recommended
  • Get access to the internal area for universities at the DGNB website and download all training material as well as information to offer the DGNB Registered Professional exam
  • The cooperation agreement allows the mutual use of logo to promote the cooperation on website or other publications
Become a DGNB university partner

DGNB training material for the Registered Professional Course

The learning material exists out of 8 flexible modules, which can be covered in 12 hours and can be easily integrated within existing lecture or offered as supplementing compact seminar or summer school.

DGNB Training material  
1. Designing and evaluating sustainability 135 min
2. Holistic design and construction 45 min
3. Design and social issues 45 min
4. Health and User Satisfaction 90 min
5. Life cycle oriented design 45 min 
6. Life cycle assessment 90 min 
7. Preserving resources and the environment          90 min 
8. Integrated design 45 min 

This knowledge may be interesting for students of architecture, building physics, urban planning or structural engineering. Depending on the subject area, it is possible to adapt the topics according to the local curriculum.


Femke Siebrecht
Certification / University Cooperations
Telefon: +49 173 5999 498
f.siebrecht at dgnb.de