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Sustainable buildings awarded for the first time in Austria

climate protection supermarket © SPAR

The first real estate projects have recently received the DGNB-certificate for sustainable building in Austria.

The Austrian society for sustainable real estate economics (ÖGNI) comprises nine office and trade buildings and one kindergarten. In four of these projects ÖGNI founding member PE INTERNATIONAL carried out the audit for the certification.  


With the help of the detailed planning, PE achieved pre-certification of the „SPAR climate protection supermarket“ (Murau), which was awarded gold status. PE is continuing to work on the project and upon completion, will examine the supermarket again, as required by the sustainability criteria of the DGNB certification.



PE INTERNATIONAL also audited the Guntramsdorf kindergarten, as well as the two Viennese office buildings BIZ ZWEI and RUND VIER in the IC project development, which were all certified or pre-certified silver.  


With the DGNB certificate, buildings are assessed for the sustainability of their method of construction against about 50 criteria in six areas (ecology, economy, socio-cultural and functional aspects, technology, processes and location). ÖGNI adopted the already proven system of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and adapted it to the Austrian market.


For more information please contact Adolf D. Merl