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Non-residential buildings in operation 
 

Non-residential buildings in operation


Characteristics  

Certification, whose methods are relevant to today’s world, casts a spotlight not only on the buildings but also:

 

Expertise

Best practice

Sustainable development strategy

The building manager's image as a responsible firm

 

It may apply to one building or a group of buildings.

 

The three areas of HQE™ certification for buildings in use:

 

Certification can be requested independently by a landlord, property manager or building user.

Split into three areas, it provides an overview of the performance of each stakeholder.



 

 

 

The benefits  

Improved control over running costs, especially water and energy consumption

Better working conditions: positive impact on business

 
 
 

 

 


The process

Five-year period with one eligibility audit and then follow-up audits every year, either on site or remotely.

The international sampling rule applies when the certification application concerns a group of buildings.

 

HQE certification for buildings in operation improves and casts a spotlight on the performance of the buildings (environment, energy use, comfort and health). 

 
 
 

 

 

Schemes, application for certification and further information