[PDF] press conference – 25/04/2013

AN ENVIRONMENTAL PILOT PROJECT

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hotel reconstruction project to receive the new certification

“NF Service Industry Buildings – HQE® Procedure, Hotel Industry”.

targets (RANGING FROM HIGH PERFORMANCE TO VERY HIGH PERFORMANCE)

NECESSARYTO OBTAIN HQE CERTIFICATION

a Roman mosaic BEARING WITNESS TO THE RICHES OF THIS SITE UNVEILED ON APRIL 25TH.

Respect for heritage and sustainable development AN ENVIRONMENTAL PILOT PROJECT Respect for cultural heritage and environmental concerns have been watchwords from the star t of the construction of the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu. Optimized design and attention to strict environmental requirements have constantly guided the architects in the choice of both new and existing materials, with the aim of ensuring a framework wherein High Quality Environmental design requirements could be integrated while allowing the building to honour its primary function as a hotel. This hotel is a pilot project in France and is the second in the hotel industry to receive the High Quality Environmental Cer tification (the first was awarded to the Palais de Justice in Nantes, also renovated by Altarea Cogedim and Axa Real Estate and completed in November 2012, aRadisson Blu hotel).

A RESTRUCTURED HOTEL AWARDED A HIGH QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATE AXA Real Estate and Altarea Cogedim have done everything financially, technically and humanly possible to obtain the new cer tification: “NF Bâtiments Ter tiaires-Démarche HQE®, Hôtellerie (“NF Service Industry Buildings – HQE® Procedure, Hospitality Industry). This cer tification demands scrupulous compliance with very strict specifications, principally with respect to the choice of materials, energy and water

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management, visual and acoustic comfor t, and public health air and water standards. This specially cer tified hotelrestoration is par t of the Altagreen ongoing programme, a sustainable development procedure by Altarea Cogedim that conforms to the objectives set by the Grenelle agreement.

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