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• impact on the natural environment

Four levers

mITIGATION

Of ENVIRONmENTAL ImpACTS

Despite the higher cost of alternative solutions,

such as the gradual replacement of open loop air

condi-tioning systems by closed loop systems,

the Group’s real estate management departments

take numer-ous measures to reduce

consumption of energy and raw materials.

Impact of real estate operations

To avoid environmental impacts from its operations,

Meunier’s business real estate arm

developed the High Environmental Quality

(HEQ) standard, in close cooperation with the

Scientific and Technical Advi-sory Centre for the

French building industry (CSTB). As a result of

the partnership agreement signed with CSTB,

in-house procedures have been implemented

to ensure that project design and execution

conform fully to HEQ objectives and reflect

a commitment to upgrade the environmental

quality of build-ing work.

Virtually all projects in which Meunier Immobilier

d’Entreprise is the decision maker are now

designed within an HEQ framework. Since the

beginning of 2006, two particularly large projects

have obtained HEQ certification for their design

stages: the head office of Schneider in Rueil

(35,000 sq.m.) and the renovation of the 50,000

sq.m. Grands Moulins de Pantin site for use by

BNP Paribas.

In Italy, the 87 BNL sites in Lombardy are

ISO 14001 certified and comply with HSE

regulations.

Eight programmes in the Paris area

obtained “Habitat and Environment”

certification

In 2006, Meunier Habitat signed an

agreement with Cerqual, a certifying

body, by which it committed to obtaining

“Habitat and Environment» certification

for eight future housing programmes

in the greater Paris region. To be certified

under this standard, projects must

meet the criteria for at least six of the

following seven environmental themes:

environmental management of the operation,

clean building site, energy, choice

of materials, water, health and well-being

of occupants, and educating occupants in

good environmental practices. Meunier

Habitat became the first developer to be

“Habitat and Environ-ment” certified for

collective housing buildings in the Paris

area, thanks to the Tenor housing complex

in Courbevoie, completed in April

2006, which meets all seven criteria.

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