The Home Quality Mark is an environmental and occupant well-being assessment method for new homes. Developed by the the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the Home Quality Mark is a voluntary replacement for The Code for Sustainable Homes.
The Home Quality Mark rates homes with a simple, legible five star rating. The HQM rates a home across three criteria: cost, well-being and footprint. Subsequently, the Home Quality Mark places more emphasis on the well-being of its occupants. Therefore, the marking system measures the cost of running the home, the occupants’ well-being, and the property’s digital connectivity.