The DGNB System has been applied in China for some years now and the first projects have already been certified. During BAU Congress China, taking place in July 2016 in Beijing, we talked with two experts that have practical experience in applying the DGNB System on the Chinese market. Their conclusion: The DGNB System is very well received and fits perfectly to the needs of the Chinese market.
Rolf Demmler is Director of SoftGrid (Shanghai). He worked as a DGNB Auditor for the new BASF Research & Development Center in Shanghai that has just been constructed and already received a DGNB pre-certificate in Silver. In his interview, he emphasizes the various benefits for the project partners resulting from the use of the DGNB System. One key point of great importance for the Chinese market: The building was perceived as ready-to-use by the tenants that moved into the building.
“The DGNB System allows to give different levels of targets closer to the local standards“
Joseph van der Elst works as the Deputy Director of energydesign (Shanghai), one of the companies being most active in promoting the DGNB System in China. For instance, the German Enterprise Center in Qingdao, the first built DGNB pre-certified project in China, has been audited by energydesign. In his statement, Joseph van der Elst explains that the DGNB System in China is most useful as a project management tool.