Digital labels Family
The ‘Digital’ labels family promotes the performance of non-residential buildings under construction, in renovation or in operation. It adopts a French and European approach to digital responsibility in terms of connectivity, networks, security and digital services.
The ‘Digital’ labels issued by CERTIVEA are designed for all public and private, non-residential property stakeholders in France, Europe and the rest of the world, whatever the type of building: offices, retail outlet, warehouse, hotel, hospital, care home, school, campus, museum, library or police station, etc.
They help non-residential property stakeholders equip their buildings with a secure and open smart digital services platform, creating value for users, operators and owners. They supplement CERTIVEA’s solutions certifying the performance of buildings with regard to sustainable development, the environment and quality of life.
The ‘Digital’ labels family is made of the Ready2Services (R2S) label and its extension R2S-4Grids – two labels whose technical schemes were built by Certivea with the Smart Building Alliance.
Labels deriving from the work of the Smart Buildings Alliance
The family of ‘Digital’ labels is based on reference frameworks established by the Smart Buildings Alliance (SBA), in association with Alliance HQE-GBC and CERTIVEA, both SBA members.
The Smart Buildings Alliance currently comprises 460 companies from across all trades associated with construction and smart cities: manufacturers, services companies, design offices, architects, builders, developers, planners, integrators, installers and startups, etc.
“Ready2Services” (R2S) are its primary reference framework and the bedrock of its work. The label covers all the required components for a building to qualify as a smart building.
The SBA is developing three types of extensions to R2S:
- specialised extensions based on the type of building;
- service extensions such as R2S-4GRIDS for managing energy efficiency, including R2S-4MOBILITY for electric and hybrid vehicle charging infrastructures;
- R2S extensions that expand the requirements (R2S Connect for the “Equipment and Interfaces” theme, for example, which covers API specifications).
‘Digital’ labels family : what benefits for our clients ?
Addressing the challenges of the digital transition :
- to promote the building’s digital performance among all non-residential real estate stakeholders, including those who are not IT system experts;
- to increase the building’s property, rental and financial value;
- to make the building more appealing by offering users indoor connectivity and high-quality digital services (healthcare services, user comfort, mobility and maintenance, etc.);
- to improve the building’s operation, reduce energy consumption and optimise costs by facilitating the collection and analysis of data on the building;
- to enable the building to evolve and protect it from the risk of obsolescence and lack of interoperability between proprietary solutions;
- and more generally, to improve the performance and efficiency of organisations that use the building.
Labels that reflect the French and European approach to digital responsibility
Unlike Anglo-Saxon labels, R2S and R2S-4GRIDS are aligned with the French and European approach to certification, digital responsibility and digital sovereignty:
- to design architectures that promote sharing and therefore use fewer materials and consume less energy;
- to protect networks, computer servers and connected objects in line with good practice and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
- to select equipment that has a low carbon footprint, consumes little energy and switches to standby mode when not in use;
- to go beyond the practice of declaration and self-assessment: calling directly on the services of an independent third party to perform checks and audits on the data submitted by the client.
In France, the family of ‘Digital’ labels are also aligned with the “Connected, human and inclusive buildings” Charter, signed by the building sector with the French Government.