Palais des congrès de Montréal earns national certification for its

MONTREAL, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to announce it has earned the Building Owners and Managers Association's BOMA BESt national environmental management certification.

BOMA BESt is a forward-thinking program that recognizes remarkable efforts in environmentally managing commercial buildings. The Level 3 certification awarded to the Palais signifies the building's superior energy and environmental performance.

"This certification reflects the high standards the Palais has set for itself and met, and it also recognizes the hard work our teams have put in ever since we were Level 1 certified in 2005," declares Building Manager Mario Poirier. "Every act counts at the Palais, and we are committed to multiplying our efforts year after year for the range of sustainability dimensions", adds Poirier.

Recognized as an environmental management leader, the Palais has integrated green practices in many of the aspects affecting the running of its facilities. Examples include lower water consumption, recycling paper, wood, glass, metals and plastic, and recovering unused promotional items after meetings and shows for redistribution to local organizations. These practices are governed by a formal environmental management policy and a sustainability plan.

Other environmental recognitions for the Palais in recent years include earning the AQME Québec association for power management Énergia award in 2006, and being made a member of the Hydro-Québec Energy Savers' Circle in 2008.

About the BOMA BESt Program

BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) is a national certification program launched by BOMA Canada in 2005. Its purpose is to set high energy and environmental performance standards for commercial buildings.

About the Palais des congrès de Montréal

The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais generates major economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed proudly for more than 25 years to sharing knowledge and enhancing Montréal's international reputation as a first-rate destination. For more information on the Palais des congrès de Montréal, visit our website at


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SOURCE Palais des congrès de Montréal

For further information: For further information: Jessica Lacasse, Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 871-5897,; Source: Chrystine Loriaux, Adm.A., B.A.A., Director, Marketing and Communications, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 871-3108

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