The HQE-GBC Alliance, a recognized association of public utility, is the alliance of professionals for a sustainable living environment. It brings together trade unions, professional federations, companies, local authorities and individual professionals. Building, development, infrastructure, at all stages of their life cycle – construction, operation, renovation – are at the heart of its DNA in a transversal and global vision combining quality of life, respect for the environment, economic performance and responsible management. Through the voluntary initiatives it encourages in France and internationally, the association acts in the general interest to innovate, improve knowledge, disseminate good practices and represent the sustainable living environment sector. It is the French member of the World Green Building Council (World GBC).