DGNB Head of Research, Climate Positive Europe Alliance
Since September 2015 Anna Braune is head of the Research and Development department of the German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB. The DGNB is an association that is committed to transforming the built environment towards sustainability, since it was founded in 2007. Annas responsibilities include the technical development and updating of the "DGNB certification system", which provides incentives for more sustainability for neighbourhoods, districts and buildings. She is responsible for research projects, supports the professional communication of the association and works actively with her own and in external committees on the transformation to a sustainable construction and real estate sector. Her technical core topics are climate and environmental protection and circular building practices and resources conservation as well as sustainable finance.
Anna Braune studied Environmental Engineering at the TU Berlin and worked from 2004 to 2007 as a research assistant at the chair for building physics at the University of Stuttgart. She is a co-initiator and co-founder of the DGNB and headed its office from its founding in 2007 until the end of 2008. She then held various positions at the consulting company thinkstep (now Sphera) until 2015. In 2014 she finalized her doctorate on the subject of "Life cycle assessment benchmarks for real estate".