Tada… a fanfare for the new DGNB website. And because there are so many novel features to discover, we’ve decided to provide you with a brief overview of the most important changes we’ve made, as part of a three-part series of blog posts. To conclude our series, we’d like to introduce you to DGNB User Accounts.
Interested in booking a training course at the DGNB Academy – but can’t find your membership number, so you can’t apply for a discount you’re entitled to? Planning to order a DGNB publication, but find it bothersome going through the whole process of filling in the contact form again? Or need to change something in your membership profile and ensure it’s updated as soon as possible?
What, for some, might have been made a bit complicated in the past will be a lot simpler from now on, thanks to the new DGNB User Accounts.
One point of access, many useful functions
In principle, it’s a very simple idea. Instead of having to manage a confusing number of accounts to make use of the various services offered by the DGNB, in future you’ll only need one. So it’ll be just one account if you want to register for something – such as events organised by the DGNB, but also training courses offered by our academy.
The same single-sign-on principle applies to the DGNB System Software, which is needed for documentation purposes during the certification process. And the same applies to companies that have posted their products in the DGNB Navigator. The new DGNB User Account is also now used for our recently introduced digital networking platform, myDGNB.
Please note that myDGNB is currently only available in German. We are working on the English version.
Special functions on the new DGNB website
Your DGNB User Account also offers access to a number of extended functions on the new DGNB website, which now pulls together three microsites that were previously managed separately: the website of the association itself, the certification website and the academy website. For example, your account can be used to download DGNB reports and other free publications. Previously, if you were interested in downloading a PDF version of something, you had to fill in a form, wait for an email and then click on a link. From now on, you only need to be logged in to open or download documents from the website – at the click of a mouse.
The same applies to the criteria sets used for DGNB Certification. The copyrighted content of the different versions of the DGNB System is now available without having to go through a series of processes.
Other new features: manage newsletter subscriptions and update your membership profile
DGNB User Accounts offer two further advantages. For example, you can use the website to define which information you want to receive from the DGNB via email. So you might want to subscribe to our general newsletter, or choose to receive regular suggestions from the DGNB on events you could be interested in.
The new website also offers all key contacts of DGNB members the option of editing their company membership profiles, and you can carry this out yourself. Among other things, you can add a description of the services you offer or explain why you also share a commitment to more sustainable building. We’re also planning to make it possible for you to upload the logo of your organisation.
Other posts in this blog series
If you’re interested in learning more about our relaunch of the DGNB website and the possibilities offered by myDGNB, our new digital networking platform, read Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series and catch up on the latest from the online world of the DGNB.
Digital roadshow event (in German)
We’d like to provide you with an overview of all the new features offered in the online world of the DGNB and show you how to make the best of the many things we offer. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during this live event.
When: 10 August 2023, 11 am – 12 pm