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DIN Standards Committee Principles of Environmental Protection


DIN's Standards Committee Principles of Environmental Protection (NAGUS) is responsible for interdisciplinary generic standardization in the field of environmental protection at national, European and international level. It develops standards and specifications on environmental management systems and the instruments for environmental management.
Main areas of work include the description of environmental aspects in the following areas:

  • organizations and their processes
  • environmental management / environmental auditing
  • environmental performance evaluation
  • environmental communication
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • energy efficiency and energy management
  • sustainable development in communities

and environmental aspects of products:

  • product design and development
  • life cycle assessment
  • environmental labelling
  • sustainability criteria for biomass fuels and biobased products

How is NAGUS composed?


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ISO/AWI 14075 2021-04-29 Principles and framework for social life cycle assessment More  Comment 
ISO/FDIS 37106 2021-04-13 Sustainable cities and communities - Guidance on establishing smart city operating models for sustainable communities More  Comment 
DIN EN 16214-3 rev 2021-04-07 Nachhaltigkeitskriterien für die Herstellung von Biokraftstoffen und flüssigen Biobrennstoffen für Energieanwendungen - Grundsätze, Kriterien, Indikatoren und Prüfer - Teil 3: Biodiversität und Umweltaspekte im Zusammenhang mit Naturschutzzwecken More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN EN 16247-1 2021-05 Energy audits - Part 1: General requirements; German and English version prEN 16247-1:2021 More  Read draft and comment
DIN ISO 50004 2021-05 Energy management systems - Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an ISO 50001 energy management system (ISO 50004:2020); Text in German and English More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 17669 2021-05 Energy Performance Contracting - Minimum requirements; German and English version prEN 17669:2021 More  Read draft and comment

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New publications
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ISO 37155-2 2021-05 Standard Framework for integration and operation of smart community infrastructures - Part 2: Holistic approach and the strategy for development, operation and maintenance of smart community infrastructures More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 14097 2021-05 Standard Greenhouse gas management and related activities - Framework including principles and requirements for assessing and reporting investments and financing activities related to climate change More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 50003 2021-05 Standard Energy management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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