MicroShade® and international sustainability schemes
DGNB, LEED and BREEAM are the three leading voluntary certification schemes, when it comes to sustainability assessment of buildings.
DGNB is the most recent certification scheme and is called a second-generation system. It was launched in Germany in 2008 and is very comprehensive in its analysis of buildings and considers all aspects of sustainability. Several countries have adapted the DGNB to local conditions and have their own versions, but also the international DGNB version can be used.
LEED is the American sustainable building certification scheme from 1998 and is implemented in more than 135 countries today.
BREEAM is the British sustainability certification scheme for buildings from 1990 and is used in more than 75 countries. Some countries like Germany and Norway have adapted BREEAM to local conditions and have their own versions.
In the figure to the right it is illustrated which criteria in the three schemes that are affected positively by the performance of MicroShade®.