Name of the tool
Description of the tool
This process aims at improving the sustainability of urban development, rehabilitation or construction projects, regardless its size.
HQE process is first at all a process for project management aiming at:
HQE process is based:
The HQE process puts the emphasis on the early stages of the project. It proposes 14 targets that the project owner should prioritize according to the project objectives, local context and environmental requirements.
First Area: Environment preservation
2. eco management
Second Area: user's health
Each target is directly linked with requirements that correspond to a set of operational indicators (qualitative or quantitative). An original feature of the HQE process comes from the fact that it is not required to have the best performance for the 14 targets. It is asked to choose the main important targets on which special attention and efforts will be carried out. The purpose is not to achieve a medium mark on a set of criteria but to be really good on the most sensible criteria.
The application of the HQE process is based on guidelines, indicators and an environmental management system.
Sector/s of use
M - main sector, 1 - sub sector and 0 - n/a
Scale of applications