Our answer to your sustainability strategy

The demand for sustainable buildings, including industrial buildings, is continually on the rise. This is prompting people to look towards innovative concepts and solutions that go beyond traditional construction methods. Sustainability is an integral part of our company’s DNA and, for us, it is a consideration that goes hand in hand with functionality and cost-effectiveness. 


Our construction systems are designed to be both economically sound and resource-efficient, offering flexibility in materials such as steel, concrete or wood to meet the unique requirements of your project. One of the ways in which we prioritise resource efficiency is to use optimised, prefabricated system components and recyclable materials wherever possible. Through well-thought-out concepts, ranging from optimised shells to efficient building technology and natural outdoor landscaping, we systematically conserve both resources and energy throughout the entire life cycle. From the initial project idea through to construction and operation, we’re here to support you every step of the way.


And to ensure you are always in a position to make informed choices, we have curated a range of sustainable and economically viable measures: say hello to GOLDBECK Blue Buildings. Preconfigured with customisable options, they comply with the current market standards for sustainability, and are available in two quality levels that can be individually adjusted as required.

Blue Building

What really sets the Blue Building concept apart is that it takes into account the entire life cycle of the building based on established ESG criteria in the industry. Right from the initial concept phase, we know exactly how sustainable your commercial property will be – even during the use phase.


Our GOLDBECK Blue Buildings are aligned with:


  • Energy efficiency requirements beyond legal requirements (exceeding GEG by 10 per cent) and in-house energy production
  • DGNB certification: minimum Gold
  • EU Taxonomy: ‘Climate protection’ environmental objective
  • EU Disclosure Regulation and CRREM: Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor for transitional risks
  • ESG criteria, including resource efficiency, circular economy, carbon emissions and biodiversity

Practical, cost-effective and well thought-out

GOLDBECK Blue Buildings


The GOLDBECK Blue Building concept describes a base building that meets selected sustainability standards and excels in the following aspects: cost-effectiveness, reduced carbon footprint and energy usage, renewable energy supply, resource efficiency, circularity through innovative material choices and construction systems, biodiversity, and high-quality outside facilities.


As a starting point, the concept is currently available in two quality levels: Blue Building and Blue Building Premium. But regardless of the package, our focus is always on the entire lifecycle of the property. This ensures that your investments contribute to your sustainability goals and that your building is economically viable in terms of both construction and operation. Details on the ESG criteria met by our Blue Buildings can be found in the following illustrations.

Blue Building

A building in the GOLDBECK system with economically viable measures in the areas of energy and resource efficiency, and a reduced carbon footprint in terms of construction and operation.


  • Exceeds GEG requirements by at least 10 per cent
  • At least equivalent to a DGNB Gold certification level
  • Aligns with EU Taxonomy criteria, making a substantial contribution to the ‘Climate protection’ environmental objective
Blue Building Premium

A building in the GOLDBECK system with comprehensive sustainability measures, including the promotion of biodiversity and an even smaller carbon footprint in terms of construction – through the optimised application of our various system components and smart material choices – and operation.


  • Significantly exceeds GEG requirements by at least 60 per cent (EG 40)
  • At least equivalent to a DGNB Platinum certification level
  • Aligns with EU Taxonomy criteria, making a substantial contribution to the ‘Climate protection’ environmental objective
  • Thanks to a future-oriented energy concept, the carbon footprint in terms of building operation is projected to be below the CRREM decarbonisation pathway until 2050.

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The blue future is now

The warehouse in Mülheim-Kärlich serves as a prime example of how individual sustainability measures can be effectively combined. Its notable features include decentralised heat pumps, which function in combination with a PV system to provide both heating and cooling; outside facilities to promote biodiversity through features such as replacement habitats for animals, nesting boxes, insect hotels, and flower meadows; and amenities such as break areas, electric charging stations, and bicycle shelters to enhance employee satisfaction.


Copyright: Klaus Lorke NO LIMIT FOTODESIGN 

Certification of industrial buildings

Thanks to our existing system pre-certifications, obtaining DGNB certifications for industrial buildings constructed within the GOLDBECK system is both straightforward and cost-effective. This allows us to effectively verify compliance with the EU Taxonomy’s environmental objective of ‘Climate protection’ through the DGNB. Our primary focus remains on the resource and energy efficiency of our products.


We work closely with our experts in energy, sustainability and innovation to continuously refine and improve these aspects. From the initial concept phase to the certification process, which also covers LEED and BREEAM, allow us to be your dedicated partners to guide you from the document preparation stage through to successful certification.

We’re at your side!

Over the entire lifetime of the building – before, during and after construction.