MAPEI's Eco-Friendly Adhesive Solution Helps MEHC Attain LEED Gold Certification
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Press release date: October 26, 2010
MEHC garners 40 LEED points to become only the second company in Dubai's TechnoPark to achieve such distinction
October 26, 2010 - MAPEI, global leader in the production of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for buildings, has recently announced a new milestone after helping Modern Emirates Heavy Cranes LLC (MEHC) achieve LEED Gold Certification for their newly completed facility. MEHC becomes only the second company in Dubai's TechnoPark to receive such distinction.
MAPEI revealed that its Mapecryl Eco, which is an acrylic adhesive in water dispersion with very low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) for textile floor coverings, was instrumental in achieving the coveted LEED Gold certification. After completing all pre-requisites of the LEED certification, MEHC went on to earn a total of 40 points from the design and construction aspects of the LEED rating system. LEED certification rewards best practices in different environmental categories, while encouraging and facilitating the development of more sustainable buildings.
Laith Haboubi, Business Development Director, IBS-MAPEI, said: "The LEED Gold certification achieved by Modern Emirates Heavy Cranes facility underlines MAPEI's unique capability to support our clients in complying with established international standards and securing relevant environmental certifications. This new milestone has also inspired MAPEI to further enhance our efforts in developing a wider range of environmentally responsible and sustainable products that cater to the evolving needs of our customers in the Middle East. We congratulate Modern Emirates Heavy Cranes and its contractor Fabtech Contracting for achieving LEED Gold certification and we look forward to supporting them in any future projects."
Mr. Hussein Koleilat, General Manager of Fabtech Contracting LLC added: "MAPEI has played an important role in realising our environmental objectives and their contributions have certainly been instrumental in achieving the LEED Gold certification. Our company will remain committed to our environmental advocacy and we will continue to rely on MAPEI to provide us with eco-friendly adhesive solutions."
MAPEI has been a leading supporter of global environmental protection campaigns and has reaffirmed its commitment to provide sustainable products by introducing up to 15 different product lines that cater to different markets worldwide. The company has been involved in some of the most challenging construction projects in the region, including the groundbreaking Dubai Metro, Yas Island, Burj Dubai, Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace Hotel, and Dubai International Airport's Terminal 1 and 3.
Founded in Milan in 1937, Mapei is today the world leader in the production of adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings. The company is also specialized in other chemical products for building: from water-proofing to special mortars, from admixtures for concrete to products for the restoration of ancient buildings.
Mapei Group's production may be summarized as follows: previewed sales in 2009 are 1.7 billion Euros and the total number of Mapei Group employees is 6100.
The Group now counts 63 subsidiaries with 56 production facilities in operation in the 5 continents in 25 countries. Mapei's UAE subsidiary is Innovative Building Solutions LLC (IBS-Mapei). As part of its long-term commitment to the Middle East, the company commenced production in February 2009, at its 40,000 square metre facility at Dubai Investments Park.
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