High Energy Performance (Haute Performance Énergétique, HPE)
A set of public labels for a building's energy, health and safety and environmental performance. The scheme also extends to activities related to the building's design, construction, operation and even maintenance. There are several different labels according to the scope (construction or renovation, type of energy sources used, etc.) and the energy performance sought.
For example, NF Bâtiments Tertiaires en Exploitation – Démarche HQE certification is awarded to buildings where the quality of the building itself, monitoring and maintenance processes and the environmental quality of practices in use generate good environmental performance in the operational phase. The scheme covers all tertiary sectors.