Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

101 German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) This certification system provides a planning and optimisation tool that is available in different variants for buildings, interiors and districts – both for new buildings and for existing projects. The aim is to increase real sustainability in construction projects and promote a common understanding of the relevant requirements for sustainable construction among all those involved in construction. DNGB says: “By reducing cost-intensive risks, the system contributes to a high degree of future security for construction projects. The independent certification process serves the purpose of transparent quality control.” Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes The Green Globes building rating system claims to be science-based and supports a wide range of new construction and existing building project types. “Designed to allow building owners and managers to select which sustainability features best fit their building and occupants, Green Globes certifies projects that meet at least 35 per cent of the 1,000 points that are deemed applicable to the project,” says the Green Building Initiative. The system’s software allows project teams to import and monitor performance for individual buildings through entire portfolios. Bre Group’s BREEAM Reported to be “the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for the sustainable built environment,” BREEAM provides architects and construction companies with the necessary tools to achieve their ESG, health and net zero ambitions. Owned by BRE Group, a nonprofit with over 100 years of experience in building science, millions of buildings around the world trust BREEAM to reach lofty environmental visions. The framework considers a building’s whole life performance, driving wise decision-making throughout a building asset’s lifetime, embracing circularity and resilience through resource efficiencies. International Living Future Initiative’s Living Building Challenge Promoted as “the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings,” the Living Building Challenge is a regenerative design framework used to create spaces that, “like a flower, give more than they take.” The criteria are that buildings should be regenerative (connecting occupants to light, air, food, nature and community) and self-sufficient, remaining within the resource limits of their site. They should also create a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them.