NF HQE approach

The High Environmental Quality (NF HQE) approach is born in 1990 and is based on the implementations of certifications.
Construction, maintenance and use of any building induce an impact on the environment, and then thus the Life Cycle Cost that NF HQE approach tries to reduce or compensate, beyond legally required (for at least 7 targets out of 14) it aims the maximal performance (for at least three so called "first priority" targuets). The economy of a NF HQE construction project is thus comprehended within Life Cycle Cost; it takes into account investment as well as functionning.



The UPEMLV library has been both certified at the project and design stages.


UPEMLV's next objective is now the certification of the end of construction..


Les cibles HQE

Dates of certifications

Date Certification
Brief Stage:  17th April 2008
Design Stage:5th March 2009
The Targets  of the project are chosen in relation to the NF HQE certifaction.

The "base" level alloted to a targuet means that the espected quality level is already superior to the one required by the current stendards.

Therefore, the competitive and very competiteve levels aim at the excellence.


As an example of this excellence: the solution chosen in water management.

Through vegetalized roofs, the building allows a recycling of the rainwater wich then flows towards the moats, the warter of wich refreshes the temperature of the whole site.

To get more information about  NF HQE approach:

La démarche Haute Qualité Environnementale