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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.

Projects related to sustainability are included if the focus is on environmental aspects and no technically responsible DIN standards committee is dealing with these topics.

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
  • adaptation to the consequences of climate change


  • product design and development, especially material efficiency
  • life cycle assessment
  • environmental labelling
  • sustainability criteria for biomass fuels
  • biobased products
  • sustainable and green finance and investments
  • algae and algae products

and as overarching main areas of work:

  • circular economy and
  • carbon neutrality

How is NAGUS composed?


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Reiner Hager

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Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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DIN ISO/TS 14029 2023-01-09 Environmental statements and programmes for products - Mutual recognition of environmental product declarations (EPDs) and footprint communication programmes More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 14071 rev 2023-01-06 Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Critical review processes and reviewer competencies: Additional requirements and guidelines to ISO 14044:2006 More  Comment 
ISO/CD 14072 2022-12-15 Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Requirements and guidelines for organizational life cycle assessment More  Comment 

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DIN EN 17669 2023-03 Standard Energy Performance Contracts - Minimum requirements; German version EN 17669:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 16247-3 2023-02 Standard Energy audits - Part 3: Processes; German version EN 16247-3:2022 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 37109 2023-01 Standard Sustainable cities and communities - Recommendations and requirements for project developers - Meeting ISO 37101 framework principles More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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