Kalpataru Square Development Receives Platinum LEED CertificationAugust 4th, 2009 | Category: Industry News
Emirates Glass LLC (EGL), a processor of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments (DI), announced that its latest overseas project, a contract for the Kalpataru Square development, has earned a LEED Platinum certification. According to a company announcement, the award makes the Kalpataru Square in India the only building outside of the United States, and the sixth around the world, ever to be rated with a Platinum certification according to LEED Core and Shell Version 2.0 guidelines.
“As one of the founding members of the Emirates Green Building Council, we have a vested interest in the development of a genuinely sustainable environment in which people can thrive without posing harm to their natural surroundings,” said Maya Zouein, marketing director and head of the technical support team at EGL. “Our contribution, which is in line with the sustainable vision of Dubai as outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler Dubai, is to provide high-performance glass, a main component of any construction project, that satisfies rigorous requirements for aesthetics, ergonomics and energy efficiency simultaneously,” she added.
According to the company announcement, in only four weeks, Emirates Glass completely furnished the building’s facade with nearly 5,000 square meters of EMICOOL coated glass, architectural glass products designed to block external heat from radiating into the building’s interior.