High Environmental Quality (Haute Qualité Environnementale, HQE®)

Created in the early 1990s, High Environmental Quality HQE® is an environmental certification scheme based on a 14-target scorecard which aims to improve building design or renovation by limiting the environmental impact as far as possible. Comfort and health are also included in the criteria. The concept has given rise to NF Ouvrage Démarche HQE® certification, issued by Afnor, the French standardisation body.