For 20 years, the HQE Movement has brought together men and women who are committed to sustainable development within construction and urban planning and development. HQE™, renowned among professionals, provides operational advances towards zero-carbon growth which anticipate and go beyond the regulations.

Originating in France, the HQE™ certification is now found in 19 countries across five continents. The standards are in fact designed to be adapted to each country's characteristics: climate, regulatory system, construction practices, history and local culture.

By placing humans at the centre of its schemes, HQE™ links environmental friendliness, quality of life and economic performance to the issues of climate change. Consequently, this approach fully takes into consideration the concerns and ambitions of decision-makers and occupants through an adequate governance that is both participative and cross-sectional.

"Global Alliance for Building and Climate"

HQE commitments

Contribute to the transition of sustainable cities by creating an impetus to achieving 

by 2020:

  • 685,000 building units[1], 100 ecodistricts, 50 infrastructures HQE certified
  • HQE present in 35 countries,
  • 10,000 HQE Movement members or supporters

Continue developing a global approach for linking environmental friendliness to the quality of life requirements of users and occupants while respecting their purchasing power.

In the next five years:

  • Continue efforts in reducing energy consumption and reducing GHG emissions with increases at a double-digit rate in renovated buildings or in-use HQE operations
  • Make assessment and comparison tools available online or together with BIM for all types of works
  • Respond to territorial concerns while encouraging the use of a common language

Assess buildings and districts throughout their life-cycles to mitigate their environmental impact

In the next five years:

  • Develop the use of the life-cycle analysis of buildings to assess and foster their eco-design and prevent pollution transfers
  • Use the CEN TC 350 standards as a common pillar for performance indicators of buildings, construction products and the XPC 08-100 standard for building equipment.
  • Link the digital transition to the environmental transition ;

[1] One housing or all or part of a non-residential building

Last updated on the 30-11-2015 by Anne-Sophie Perrissin-Fabert


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