UAE : Cost-effective energy efficient buildings


With the Index International Design Exhibition taking place this week, experts of the industry claim that countries part of the GCC could see enormous savings of up to $3.5 billion with the implementation of energy-efficient practices.

According to a recent report by Middle East Facility Management Association (Mefma), energy and facilities management account for 90% of a building’s operating costs, and a shift to energy-efficient buildings could drive $2 billion in savings across the UAE

According to Santhosh Vallil, Sales manager of Hunter Douglass Middle East, architects and building owners of the region now demand the best energy efficiency practices, in line with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Proper shading and privacy from glass features are important to creating internal comfort, energy cost reduction and building aesthetic aspects.

With the high demand of energy efficiency practices in the Middle East, a ‘green’ concept of a flat bar sliding shutter has been launched by Hunter Douglas.

According to Fabio Brivio, unit manager at Hunter Douglas, minimising waste and environmental impact makes up for a significant part of the development, production, distribution and servicing, and re-usability of each product.


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