Flowcrete joins Emirates Green Building Councilby James Morgan on Feb 29, 2016
Flowcrete Middle East has become a member of the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC).
The company stated that the decision has been taken in line with its commitment to “the sustainable production of flooring materials that provide large-scale developments with long-term environmental benefits”.
The resin-flooring also said that it has analysed its systems “through a green lens” to ensure that the production, transportation, and lifecycles of its products are as ecological as possible.
Commenting on the firm’s decision to join EmiratesGBC, Kevin Storey, managing director of Flowcrete Middle East, said: “Becoming a member of the Emirates Green Building Council highlights our commitment to the green building movement, which has seen us consistently evolve and develop floors that meet the region’s green standards.
“By working alongside various building industry stakeholders in the Emirates Green Building Council, we hope to be able to help the region move towards a greener economy and a more sustainable built environment,” he explained.
As Flowcrete Middle East’s products are manufactured in Dubai, UAE, they qualify as green rated for any development within a 500-mile radius. As such, the company’s sustainable initiatives tie into the region’s best-known green building initiatives, including LEED, BREEAM, and the Estidama Pearl Rating System.
As part of its green drive, Flowcrete Middle East has reduced – and in some cases, completely removed – toxic substances such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and solvents from its systems.
The firm has also taken to using recycled materials as aggregates, which are dispersed within the resin system to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.
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