For new buildings, the award begins with DGNB Silver certification for houses that fulfil a total of 50% or more of all the criteria.
If a building fulfils 65% or more of the criteria, DGNB Gold certification is awarded.
To qualify for DGNB Platinum certification, a project must fulfil at least 80% of the criteria in total.
Moreover, in each sub-category except for “place of construction”, at least 35% of the criteria must be fulfilled for Silver certification, at least 50% for Gold, and at least 65% for Platinum certification.
You can find out more about the DGNB’s sustainability criteria on the website of the DGNB.