HQE Building under Construction

the best guarantee that your new-build is efficient and sustainable

HQE Building under Construction (HQE-B Construction) is designed for public and private, non-residential property stakeholders of any size, with or without an HQE track record, who are seeking recognition and endorsement of their new-builds’ environmental, societal and economic performance.

HQE Building under Construction is aligned with the new family of HQE Building certifications launched by Certivea in June 2022.

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

With a modular format, it can be adapted to the kind of building to be certified: offices, retail outlet, warehouse, hotel, childcare centre, school, campus, museum or library, etc.

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A comprehensive approach based on 15 complementary themes

HQE Building under Construction

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Correlation with key public policy, business and investor indicators

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Significant contribution to SDGs 3 (good health & well-being), 6 (clean water & sanitation) and 7 (affordable & clean energy)

Some contribution to SDGs 4 (quality education), 8 (decent work & economic growth), 9 (industry, innovation & infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities & communities), 12 (responsible consumption & production), 13 (climate action) and 17 (partnerships for the goals) 

Indirect contribution to SDGs 2 (zero hunger), 5 (gender equality) and 10 (reduced inequalities)

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?

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