DGBC in English

“Dutch Green Building Council is the foremost network for sustainable construction and real-estate. Our mission is to make urban environments sustainable.”

About Dutch Green Building Council

Dutch Green Building Council is an independent group that aims to make urban environments sustainable. Dutch Green Building Council develops and issues the internationally renowned BREEAM-NL certificate. This certificate is the  foremost index to compare buildings, projects, and land on the of basis of sustainability in The Netherlands. Dutch Green Building Council trains professionals to make assessments and implement new sustainable measures.

The foundation was formed by the ABN Amro, Redevco, Dura Vermeer, SBR and the City Council of Amsterdam. Dutch Green Building Council has over 350 members.

What does Dutch Green Building Council do?


Together with BREEAM-NL we assess buildings and land-use for sustainability. BREEAM-NL is the most-used certificate in the Netherlands for urban sustainability. BREEAM-NL certificates exist for new developments, existing buildings, buildings marked for demolition and unexploited land.


Dutch Green Building Council trains professionals to assess projects for sustainability based on BREEAM-NL guidelines. We train BREEAM-NL Experts who can guide the certificate process and who are often employees of the organisation seeking a certificate. We also qualify BREEAM-NL Assessors to judge projects as independent specialists.

Projects and products

Dutch Green Building Council develops products and services that add to the sustainability of urban environments. We have online tools that make BREEAM-NL certifications easier. Our Quickscans can give an overview of a project’s sustainability. Dutch Green Building Council also undertakes sustainable projects, benchmarking and research. We developed the BREEAM-NL Junior and Medior curriculum so schoolchildren can assess their own school in terms of sustainability.


Dutch Green Building Council network organizes a wide variety of events and activities. Examples are the Dutch Green Building Week, participant meetings, the Green Leadership Summit, workshops and market-leader meetings.


Dutch Green Building Council collaborates with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, ministries, the Sustainable Housing Platform, the Green Business Club Netherlands, high schools and universities. Dutch Green Building Council is part of the World Green Building Council and have Dutch Green Building Laboratory as our own knowledge base.

Advantages of becoming a member: 

  • Access to the 350-member network.
  • Work together to develop sustainable products and services.
  • Become a market-leader in sustainability in your business area.
  • Make use of our strong communication channels and media attention.
  • Benefit from a strong partner for discussions with government and market players.
  • Add to your sustainable image.
  • Receive 25% off all training and BREEAM-NL certificates.
  • Receive discounts for trade fairs such as PROVADA.

Want to become a member? Click here.

Prices per year

  • Self-employed: € 400
  • Organisations with less than 25 FTE: € 1.000
  • Organisations between 25 and 50 FTE: € 2.500
  • Companies with more than 50 FTE: € 5.000






+31 (0)88 - 55 80 100

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Dutch Green Building Council (Spaces De Rode Olifant)
Zuid Hollandlaan 7
2596 AL Den Haag

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