You want to renovate a non-residential building

Our solutions for renovation projects

Our solutions in response to your needs

HQE Building in Renovation family

HQE Building in Renovation (HQE-B Renovation) and HQE Building in Operation are 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 Sustainable Building in Renovation family

HQE Sustainable Building in Renovation (HQE-SB Renovation) and HQE Sustainable Building in Operation mainly addresses non-residential real estate stakeholders who are seeking to differentiate and add more value to their renovated buildings, improve their extra-financial rating and access the best financing conditions.

Smart Building Labels

Today a building must address all digital challenges if it wants to be protected against accelerated obsolescence. The R2S Label has been conceived with this goal, in partnership with the SBA.
Digital labels

Reducing the energy bill and carbon footprint are two key priorities for non-residential property.

An ambitious policy, but limited only to new builds, is not sufficient to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In France, such a policy would only cover 8 million square metres each year in the non-residential sector, a paltry sum considering the 980 million square metres of the stock of non-residential buildings. 

Renovation of the stock of non-residential buildings is now essential. 

Energy renovations to address the new regulatory requirements 

  • The goal to reduce energy consumption and spending, along with reducing the building’s energy carbon footprint, is reflected in several public policies that propose financial incentives for renovating buildings and the requirement to reduce energy consumption. 
  • In France, all buildings governed by the “Eco Energie Tertiaire” non-residential energy-saving regulation must reduce their energy consumption, all uses combined, by at least 40% by 2030, 50% by 2040 and 60% by 2050, compared to their consumption for a year selected between 2010 and 2019. 
  • Numerous buildings belonging to companies, the Government or regional authorities must therefore comply with the new regulatory requirements. 

A wide variety of renovation projects beyond those related to energy 

In view of the risk of obsolescence, many owners are taking on bigger renovation projects to make their non-residential buildings more comfortable, more sustainable, more digital and more efficient, covering all the themes that are central to public policy, CSR and green finance. 

We normally distinguish between four types of renovation: 

  • major renovations covering the building’s structure (foundations and non-foundation elements determining the building’s strength and endurance) 
  • medium-sized renovations covering various elements of construction finishing (floors, outdoor window and door frames, partitions and electrical installations, etc.) and those related to energy efficiency 
  • minor renovations covering a single element in the finishing phase 
  • renovations carried out on consecutive batches of elements during the finishing phase. 

Certivea, a trusted third-party is at your side whatever your renovation project 

You have a project to renovate a non-residential building. 

Whether your renovation is major, medium-sized, minor or carried out in consecutive batches, you need to have your renovated buildings’ performance recognised by all of your stakeholders: clients, users, citizens, investors, public actors, insurance companies and rating agencies, etc. 

We are able to meet your needs as a trusted third-party that denotes quality. 

As a committed certification body, we can help you in France, Europe and worldwide to: 

  • incorporate regulatory and societal changes; 
  • manage the growing complexity of renovation projects; 
  • and ultimately, make your building more efficient and sustainable. 

Our solutions are adapted to each type of renovation:

  • Major renovations: HQE Sustainable Building in Renovation (HQE-SB Renovation) or HQE Building in Renovation2 (HQE-B Renovation) certification and Effinergie Renovation 2021 label. 
  • Medium-sized renovations: HQE-B Renovation or Effinergie Renovation 2021 
  • Minor renovation work or renovations conducted in consecutive batches: HQE Sustainable Building in Operation (HQE-SB in Operation) or HQE Building in Operation (HQE-B in Operation), since each of these two certifications covers a period of three or five years, whichever the client chooses. 

A major or medium-sized renovation is often a good time to roll out the digital networks and services that will make your building smarter and more appealing. 

The Ready2Services label, developed in partnership with the Smart Buildings Alliance, certifies the digital performance of your renovated building. 


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