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| 1 Guide toSustainable Building Certifications Funded by Realdania and The Dreyer FoundationGuide toSustainable Building Certifications With this book – Guide to Sustainable Building Certifications – we hope to increase knowledge levels and transparency in the construction industry by providing an accessible and comparative overview of the most important building certifications. As with all the work of GXN innovation, this publication is about knowledge sharing and open source. Today, sustainability has become the basis of the construction industry in comparison with about ten years ago, when only a few first movers consisting of visionary building owners and their consultants pushed sus-tainable buildings forward. However, it has been our experience that clients and practitioners involved in the design process often lack overview of what different certification systems really certificate. All the systems we have examined vary in focus and content, and they are all being used as tools...