Flowcrete Joins the Emirates Green Building Council
17 Feb 2016
- Flowcrete in the Middle East has become a member of the Emirates Green Building Council.
- Flowcrete knows that the floor plays a key role in a building’s sustainability.
- The seamless epoxy terrazzo Mondéco range utilises recycled material as aggregates.
Flowcrete in the Middle East has become a member of the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) because of its commitment to the sustainable production of flooring materials that provide large-scale developments with long-term environmental benefits.
Since 2006 the EGBC has been advancing sustainable building principles to protect the environment and to ensure that the United Arab Emirates has a green future. This strong emphasis on sustainable built environments has made it imperative for the region’s construction industry to embrace environmentally friendly working practises and materials.
Flowcrete in the Middle East knows that, as a significant part of any development, the floor plays a key role in a building’s sustainability credentials. The resin-flooring manufacturer has analysed its systems through a green lens in order to ensure that the production, transportation and life cycle of its floors are as ecological as possible.
Flowcrete in the Middle East’s Managing Director, Kevin Storey, 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 the 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.”
This green drive has included Flowcrete in the Middle East reducing or completely removing toxic substances such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and solvents from its systems. Typically, construction materials produce large quantities of VOCs, which can be harmful to both the occupants of a building and to the environment.
The seamless epoxy terrazzo Mondéco range utilises recycled material as aggregates. These are dispersed within the resin system to create luxurious, glittering surfaces, which simultaneously reduces the amount of waste sent to environmentally damaging landfills.
Once the resin floors have been produced they can still generate an excessive carbon footprint through transportation. As Flowcrete in the Middle East’s systems are locally manufactured in Dubai they qualify as green rated for any development within a 500-mile radius.
It is not only new-build projects that need to be accounted for, as it is important for existing buildings to be refurbished and retrofitted to make them greener. Flowcrete in the Middle East can provide floors that can be applied directly on top of the existing finish to reduce the waste incurred by taking up the old surface. The longevity of a hardwearing, highly durable resin floor means that sites can avoid floor failures, which will prevent the environmental costs of removing the old floor as well as producing, moving and installing a new one.
Flowcrete in the Middle East’s sustainable initiatives tie into the region’s best known Green Building Rating Tools, including LEED, BREEAM and Estidama Pearls Rating System. By supplying floors that meet the requirements of these assessment tools, architects and developers can rest assured that this critical aspect of the building will help them to meet these crucial standards.
Commercial or industrial developments requiring high performance floors that will actively help the building to achieve green accreditations can find out more about Flowcrete in the Middle East’s wide variety of sustainable flooring solutions by contacting the resin flooring specialist’s expert team on +971 886 4728 or by emailing email@example.com.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete UK’s Middle East office is based in the Al Quoz Industrial Area, Dubai, and is part of Flowcrete Europe & Middle East, one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection, self levelling underlayments, underfloor heating and now underfloor acoustic insulation.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.