HQE Sustainable Infrastructure

the best guarantee that your infrastructure project is collaborative, sustainable and efficient

In the HQE Sustainable Territories family, HQE Sustainable Infrastructure certification (HQE-SI) certifies that an infrastructure addresses all sustainable development challenges.

HQE Sustainable Infrastructure is designed for all infrastructure projects’ developers, both private and public. Several technical guides facilitate its adaptation to any type of infrastructure:

· Transport of people or goods: road, rail (train, station), urban (bus, tram, metro, parking, cable car, etc.), air (airport, etc.) and boat (river, port, etc.) transport

· Infrastructure for the production, storage and transport of water and energy (heat, cold, gas, electricity, renewable energies, etc.), telecommunications infrastructure, water treatment plants and stadiums, etc.

It combines:

· goals for improving the project’s societal, economic and environmental performance, while considering local characteristics;

· a Project Management System, addressing the project’s governance issues: consultation with stakeholders, cost control and deadlines, etc.

HQE Sustainable Infrastructure is based on a reference framework established in partnership with Alliance HQE-GBC, consistent with the HQE framework for building and allowing for a flexible and contextualised approach on the ground.

It includes an audit at the end of each of the four infrastructure project phases – Preliminary studies and program, Design, Implementation and Commissioning – a total of four audits.

Learn more about the HQE Sustainable Land Planning family and its benefits for our clients (HQE Building page)

A comprehensive approach based on 19 complementary themes

Correlation with key public policy, business and investor indicators

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Significant contribution to SDGs 3, 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13
  • Some contribution to SDGs 1, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 17
  • Indirect contribution to SDGs 2 and 5

HQE ID is now a recognised GRESB certification – you can find it in the drop-down list of the Certifications & Awards indicator in the Performance Component of the Infrastructure Asset Assessment.

HQE Sustainable Infrastructure : When? How? What cost? What score?, etc.

Recommended phase for certification entry

  • Preliminary studies and program

Recourse to an HQE Certification Referent recognised by Certivea

  • Recommended, particularly if you have not sought HQE certification before
  • 36 professionals are HQE-SI Certification Referents (number at 01-01-2022)

Contact with Certivea during the certification process

  • Contact with your Certivea correspondent by e-mail or phone

Scoring scale

  • No scoring: the infrastructure is either certified or not

Communication on the project’s certification

  • Communication is possible on the certification in progress
  • Once the infrastructure enters into service, 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
  • 29.000 € in average
  • Price includes the cost of the auditor, an independent third party commissioned and paid by Certivea

Key stages of HQE Sustainable Infrastructure certification