HQE Building in Renovation

the best guarantee that your renovated building is efficient and sustainable
HQE Batiment en Renovation - CERTIVEA

HQE Building in Renovation (HQE-B Renovation) is designed for public and private, non-residential real estate stakeholders of any size, with or without an HQE track record, who are seeking recognition and endorsement of the environmental, societal and economic performance of their renovated building.

HQE Building in Renovation forms part of the new family of HQE Building certifications launched by Certivea in June 2022.

Its scheme was developed with Alliance HQE-GBC and numerous stakeholders.

Its modular scheme can be adapted to the type of building to be certified: offices, retail outlet, warehouse, hotel, childcare centre, school, campus, museum or library, etc.

The scheme for health establishments will be finalised and launched by end-2022.

A comprehensive approach based on 15 complementary themes

HQE Building in Renovation

HQE Bâtiment Durable en Rénovation

Correlation with key public policy, business and investor indicators

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Significant contribution to SDGs 3, 6 and 7
  • Some contribution to SDGs 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 17
  • Indirect contribution to SDGs 2, 5 and 10

EU Level(s) indicators

Significant contribution to objectives 3, 4 and 5

No. 3 Efficient use of water resources

No. 4 Healthy and comfortable spaces

No. 5 Adaptation and resilience to climate change

Some contribution to objectives 1, 2 and 6

No. 1 Greenhouse gas emissions along the building’s lifecycle

No. 2 Resource-efficient and circular material lifecycles

No. 6 lifecycle cost and value

HQE Building under Construction: When? How? What cost? What score?, etc

Recommended phase for certification entry

  • Program or Design

Recourse to an HQE Certification Referent recognised by Certivea

  • Recommended, particularly if you have not sought HQE certification before or if your last HQE certification was several years ago

Contact with Certivea during the certification process

  • Contact with your Certivea correspondent by e-mail or phone
  • Online contact via Certivea’s ISIA-2 digital platform

Scoring scale

4 levels:

  • Good,
  • Very Good,
  • Excellent,
  • Outstanding

Communication on the project’s certification

  • Program, design or execution phases: information may be circulated on the certification in progress
  • Once the building is constructed, it is possible to communicate without time limitation on the certification issued by Certivea

Fees paid to Certivea for the certification process

  • Depends on project and total surface area
  • 19.000 € on average
  • Price includes the cost of the auditor, an independent third party commissioned and paid by Certivea.

Key stages of HQE Building under Construction certification