Sustainability certification

Examples of optional choices in precast construction

Various certification systems exist to assess the sustainability of buildings and structures, including BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method; the UK system), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; the US system), DGNB (Deutsches Gütesiegel Nachhaltiges Bauen; sustainable construction label awarded by the German Sustainable Building Council), and BNB (Bewertungssystem Nachhaltiges Bauen für Bundesgebäude; sustainable construction assessment system for German federal buildings).

The latter two systems developed in Germany, in particular, have established the notion of...

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