ALTRAN -- Ecobuilding Performance Forum

November 08, 2006

ALTRAN, the European leader in innovation consulting, will be present at the Ecobuilding Performance Forum trade exhibition that will take place on 8-9 November 2006 in Paris. The exhibition highlights the technical, economic and commercial presentation of products, cross-industry solutions and services that address the challenges of energy efficient sustainable development.

ALTRAN will present its contribution to the improvement of buildings' energy efficiency, energy management and the understanding and promotion of renewable energy sources with three "eco-innovating" concepts based on future technology, environmental issues and client needs.

ALTRAN will demonstrate the potential added value in the field of technology transfer and "Ecodesign" as the main driver for innovation. "Ecodesign" forms one of the pillars of the policy environment recently adopted by the EU, emphasising that a "green" product is not enough, but that the product's life cycle must be energy efficient. Energy-consuming products account for 40% of the CO2 emissions responsible for global warming, which are to be reduced under the Kyoto Protocol.

Examples of ALTRAN's contribution to energy efficiency building includes the design of the energy-saving innovations used in the 30 St. Mary Axe building, "The Gherkin", designed by Lord Foster, which will use half the power that a similar tower would typically consume.

The Ecobuilding Performance Forum will be a platform for institutions, energy suppliers, energy utilities, construction industry, contracting parties, decision makers, property owners, financiers and local and housing authorities to discuss economic solutions to environmental issues. ALTRAN will also give participants the chance to vote for one of their "Ecodesign" projects, and the winning project will be presented during the ALTRAN Days meeting in Brussels.
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Editor's Note:

About ALTRAN:

ALTRAN is the European leader in high technology and innovation consulting. The group's 16,000 consultants worldwide bring together the entire range of engineering and consulting fields: electronics, information technology, quality and organization. They assist corporations throughout the innovation process, ranging from technological monitoring, applied fundamental research, preparation for production, right through to manufacturing processes, serving most business sectors: automotive, aeronautics, space and telecommunications. Founded in 1982, ALTRAN operates in 20 countries. ALTRAN had a turnover of €1,430 million in 2005.

About Ecobuilding Performance Forum:

Ecobuilding Performance Forum will take place at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, 8 and 9 November 2006.

Ecobuilding Performance is the first European trade exhibition of its kind. It highlights the technical, economic and commercial presentation of products, cross-industry solutions and services that respond to the challenges of energy efficiency in the context of sustainable development.

Rising energy costs, climate change, increasing CO2 and other green-house gas emissions are increasing awareness and concern for health issues, thus provoking interest in a growing number of Europeans in the energy environment. There is also growing awareness of the work needed to improve buildings, their energy efficiency, the energy management, the understanding and promotion of renewable energy sources and the urban and rural environment. For more information please visit: http://www.ecobuilding-performance.com/en/

Contact :

Pascale Lardin
ALTRAN
Avenue de Tervueren 142-144
Brussels B-1150
Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel : +32 (0) 2 737 68 11
Mob : +33 (0) 6 72 14 33 27
http://www.altran.com

Declan Kirrane
ISC Europe
Park Leopold
Rue Wiertz 50
Brussels B-1050
BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 4016144
Fax: +32 2 4016868
http://www.iscintelligence.com

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