green buildings and infrastructure

Green Buildings and Infrastructure

More efficient, safer, and climate neutral buildings

More efficient, safer, and climate neutral buildings

“If Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent, the building sector must seek pragmatic solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible. However, there are significant challenges for both existing building stock and new buildings.”

Marc Grosskopf / Dr Hannes Raoul Endriß


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Our service portfolio for green buildings and infrastructure includes topics on building life cycle services, sustainability rating systems and energy audits for buildings. Explore the service areas below to learn more. If you’re looking for a specific service not currently listed, please contact our team directly. To find out more about our portfolio of sustainability services, click here

Sustainability rating systems
A sustainability system can contribute towards healthier environments and ecosystems for living and working.
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Green technology. Environmental technology concept. Sustainable development goals. SDGs.
Enhance building performance by monitoring and analysing HVAC systems and other technical equipment.
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Modern city Eco office building with tree plant for ozone air purify and sun heat protection help saving energy.
TÜV SÜD provides expert energy efficiency advice for real estate, including existing and pre-construction buildings.
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energy audits
Our TÜV SÜD experts can perform an energy audit of your building’s energy use and identify opportunities for power conservation.
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Green Building Training and Facilitation
Customised training and facilitation programmes to align energy goals and green practices.
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Enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility practices with TÜV SÜD
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Creating a sustainable future

Existing building infrastructure generates over a quarter of annual global CO2 emissions. In 2030, the entire building sector will only be allowed to emit a maximum of 72 million tons of COper year, which is cutting the emissions in half, according to 2019 values. 

Companies face pressure and uncertainty from regulatory statutes, customers and internal stakeholders to make sustainable changes that meet these milestones. A sustainable lens is necessary to help reduce energy usage and choose more climate friendly materials along the building life cycle, from investment to design and from construction to operation. 


To reach carbon neutrality, the industry will need to undergo digital transformation. Data transparency allows for the identification of energy efficiency potential. Companies must look towards solutions that address the entire life cycle of buildings to improve the total CO2 footprint. These solutions will enable them to reach their long-term sustainability commitments.


Along the building life cycle, TÜV SÜD experts will contribute their expertise in advisory, testing, certification and inspection services to enable trust in new technologies and their journey into a sustainable future of their building portfolio. 


At TÜV SÜD, we’re prepared to support partners in new buildings and modernisation projects.



When you work with us, you will access:



Sustainability iconGlobal and interdisciplinary support in the life cycle of buildings

Our global network of experts approach projects with a broad in-disciplinary knowledge base helping partners to successfully navigate the intersection between digitalisation, sustainability, company goals, and industry knowledge. We interpret regional standards, customise solutions to partner needs, and anticipate challenges before they surface. Our broad global know-how includes knowledge in new buildings and retrofit projects across the entire building life cycle.


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Confidence and trust from a neutral third party

To reach carbon neutrality in the building and construction sector, a digital transformation is necessary. The path to digitalisation requires technical subject know-how, clear understanding of customer sustainability goals, intimate knowledge of current and emerging regulations, and expertise in the application of digital tools. At TÜV SÜD, we provide a third-party and neutral perspective on smart sustainable buildings.




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