Guides and manuals


SDG 2030TransformationUrban planningClimate protection / RenewablesMobilitySustainable building / timber constructionRenovation of existing buildingsWater and climate adaptationUrban nature and ecologySocial, community building and housingBuilding culture

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030)

  • ICLEI Europe (2019) 15 pathways to localise the Sustainable Development Goals. Guidance for towns and cities. Freiburg

Great Transformation

  • Susanne Schön, Christian Eismann, Helke Wendt-Schwarzburg, David Kuhn (2020): Effectively Implementing Sustainability Projects - Transdisciplinary Innovation Management. The authors show how elements of corporate innovation management can be used for planning and managing sustainability projects. In addition, they show instruments and ways that help to successfully implement the developed solution(s).
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Urban planning

Climate protection and renewable energies

Sustainable mobility

Sustainable and ecological building / timber construction

  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (2015): Leitfaden Nachhaltiges Bauen. Berlin
  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (2013): Praxisratgeber Militärkonversionen. Berlin
  • Agency for Renewable Resources (2013): Holzhauskonzepte. Gülzow
  • indeland (2012): Guide "The Factor X settlement Eschweiler-Dürwiss
  • Landkreis Barnim (2009): Leitfaden "Nachhaltigkeit für Neubau und Bauneuerung". Sub-concept in the context of the implementation of the zero-emissions strategy of the Barnim district. Eberswalde
  • European Natural Heritage Foundation (2006): Guidelines for sustainable settlement development. Rheinbach/Bonn, published by 15 environmental associations
  • Bernhard Kolb (2005): Nachhaltiges Bauen für die Praxis. Munich
  • Umweltbundesamt (1997): Leitfaden zum ökologisch orientierten Bauen. Berlin

An Overview of the guidelines, working aids and publications on sustainable building of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs

The website of the Information service wood offers specialist brochures, working aids, documentation and much more on the subject of timber construction, usually free of charge:
https://informationsdienst-holz.de

Renovation of existing buildings

  • Klimabündnis Gelsenkirchen-Herten e.V.. (2017): Leitfaden zur energetischen Sanierung von Zechenhäusern.
  • Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (2014): Altbausanierung mit nachwachsenden Rohstoffen. Gülzow
  • Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (2014): Marktübersicht Dämmstoffe aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen. Gülzow
  • Landesinstitut für Bauwesen des Landes NRW (2001): Leitfaden zur ökologischen Altbausanierung. Aachen

Water and climate adaptation

Urban nature and ecology

Numerous guides on urban nature are available from the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation:
www.bfn.de/themen/planung/siedlungsbereich/veroeffentlichungen.html

Social, community building and housing

  • Stattbau Berlin, Stadt Berlin, Wohnbund e.V.. (2019): Gemeinschaftliches Wohnen im Cluster. A practical guide to planning, building and living. Berlin

Building culture