Residential building 

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This certification scheme covers the design and construction phases of residential buildings (new conwtruction or refurbishment).


Certification is issued following audits that consider:


- Project environmental management (PEM).

- The services offered by the project owner to purchasers.

- The environmental performance of the building (EPB).

 The environmental performance of the building is assessed on 4 themes:




The benefits

Residential building HQE™ certification responds to a general aim to provide new, sanitary and comfortable housing and thereby ensure a better living environment while limiting the building’s impact on the environment.

During the project:


- A certification scheme created with the approval of all parties concerned by the issue of housing (construction companies, users, project owners, industrial firms, public authorities, etc.).

- A management system that guarantees professionalism and quality control by the project owner (checked by Certivea, which also puts forward an environmental quality assessment method).

- Support and guidance to purchasers at every stage of the project (information on project progress, owner's guide, issuance of a certificate of compliance on delivery, customer satisfaction survey, etc.).

- The project owner is left to decide on the most appropriate environmental solution, as long as the minimum requirement thresholds are met.

- Respect for the environment (environmental impact of materials and of the site).


During use:


- Control of the building's impact on the environment.

- Control over water and energy consumption.

- User comfort (acoustic and visual).

- Health and security (quality of air and water, security regarding the risk of break-ins).


As well as:


The image of the French HQE trademark, which embodies know-how recognised around the world and is a guarantee of superior quality, performance and constant progress. 



The process

3 audits along the project phases:

After contractualisation, the intervention process allows to prepare the audits upstream and respond to possible non-compliance before each certification decision:shema audit EN



Schemes, application for certification and further information



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