Department II

Department II – Health and Environmental Protection

Department II focuses on environmental and health protection, energy performance and sustainability.

Regulatory concerns addressed in this field include the protection of soil and groundwater, preventing emissions of dangerous substances from construction products into the indoor air and ensuring that suitable construction products and techniques are used where substances hazardous to water are handled.

The registration of energy performance certificates also falls within the remit of Department II, and so does the field of activity 'Protection against radiation from construction products'. In this area, DIBt has been designated by several federal states as the 'competent authority' pursuant to Sections 134 and 135 of the Radiation Protection Act (StrlSchG).

Anja Rogsch

Anja Rogsch
Head of Section – ETICS

Phone +49 30 78730-261
Email  contact by email

Fields of Activity

Approval and assessment of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS) and accessories

  • ETICS on mineral substrates
  • ETICS with ceramic cladding
  • ETICS on timber walls
  • Insulation materials for ETICS

Holger Eggert

Holger Eggert
Head of Section – Water Pollution Control: Tanks, Pipes and Safety Systems

Phone +49 30 78730-324
Email  contact by email

Portrait photo of Stefan Hartstock

Stefan Hartstock
Head of Section – Wastewater Treatment Plants

Phone +49 30 78730-280
Email  contact by email

Fields of Activity

Dr Astrid Lusch

Dr Astrid Gräff
Head of Section – Health Protection, Indoor Hygiene, Protection Against Radiation from Construction Products

Phone +49 30 78730-434
Email  contact by email

Fields of Activity

Health protection, indoor hygiene

  • Evaluation of construction products with regard to health protection
    • all construction products

Coordination and policy matters

  • Development and implementation of evaluation criteria at the national and European level
    • all construction products

Chemical questions

  • Horizontal treatment of chemical questions in connection with approvals and assessments
    • all construction products

Flooring and decorative wall covering

  • Evaluation of flooring and ecorative wall covering for use in indoor spaces regularly occupied by people
    • textile flooring
    • rubber flooring
    • PVC flooring
    • linoleum flooring
    • floor coating
    • parquet and wood flooring, laminate
    • polyurethane flooring
    • polyolefin flooring
    • as well as the adhesives and underlays used in combination with these flooring systems

Protection against radiation from construction products

Brigitte Strathmann
Head of Section Environmental Protection, Sustainability

Phone +49 30 78730-238
Email  contact by email

Fields of Activity

Assessment of the impact of construction products on the environment

  • all construction products
  • soil injection products for waterproofing building sites
  • products for retrofit waterproofing of damp walls and curing in direct contact with soil and groundwater (curtain injections)

Coordination and policy matters

  • Development and implementation of assessment criteria at the national and European level
    • all construction products


  • all construction products

Dr.-Ing. Ullrich Kluge

Dr Ullrich Kluge
Head of Section – Waters Protection, Sealings against Substances Hazardous to Water

Phone +49 30 78730-359
Email  contact by email

Fields of Activity

  • Facility-based water protection, sealing systems and sealings against substances hazardous to water for use/application in
    • SFH facilities (storage, filling and handling facilities for substances hazardous to water)
    • MSS facilities (storage and filling facilities for manure, slurry and silage effluent)
    • biogas SF facilities (storage and filling facilities for fermentation substrates and residues)
  • Pre-fabricated parts as well as sealing systems for collecting trays, devices and rooms and for surfaces, e.g.