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Responsible Construction in the Principality


As the first event jointly organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Bureau Veritas Monaco SAM, the conference on Responsible Construction in the Principality, which took place on Tuesday 26th January 2010, was a resounding success.
In February 2009, Bureau Veritas Monaco showed its will to embark on a veritable skills patronage alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation by putting its expertise to use for the benefit of projects carried out in the Foundation’s priority action areas (climate change, biodiversity and water). Moreover, the Foundation also wished to join forces with Bureau Veritas Monaco in order to fulfil its mission of raising awareness about environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable development amongst private and public protagonists, as defined by the Sovereign Prince when he set up his Foundation in June 2006.
In the spirit of this partnership, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Bureau Veritas Monaco brought together the main players in construction in the Principality on Tuesday of this week at the Novotel Monte-Carlo. This first event jointly staged by the two organisations mobilised both the Prince’s Government and private companies. 
The event enabled the complementary nature of the two institutions to be showcased and provided the opportunity for an update on the concept of sustainable development applied to construction and for ideas to be developed regarding the implementation of this concept in the Principality in the short and medium term, which is one of their main concerns.
Messrs Lionel Schutz – Director of Development of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation – and Olivier Bonnin – Managing Director of Bureau Veritas Monaco SAM – welcomed choice speakers such as Messrs Cyril Gomez – Director of the Department of the Environment, Jean-Marie Veran – Director of the Department of Public Works, Guy Caruana – Technical Director of Grimaldi Forum, Edmond De Krecké – Director of Isomax-Terrasol, Lionel Abada – Director of Satri, Claude Lignon – Responsible Construction Specialist, Patrick Vendeville – Energy Specialist at Bureau Veritas, Patrice Arnoult – Acoustic and Vibration Pollution Specialist at Bureau Veritas, and Mrs Carole Planes - Head of Environment, Health and Hygiene at Bureau Veritas Monaco.
Three central themes were tackled during the course of the morning: categorising works (construction and renovation), the energy performance of real estate projects and building sites with low levels of impact on the environment.

To conclude, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Bureau Veritas Monaco SAM affirmed their wish to organise future round tables on key topical themes in the Principality.