MEDMA Conference: UAE building codes and green certifications growing insulation market
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, February 07 - 2013 at 14:06
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The UAE's thermal insulation market is growing at a rate of 20% per year, thanks to the government's mandatory building efficiency codes and new green testing and certification process.
"Dubai regulators have recognized that saving energy makes a significant contribution to protection of the environment. One of the critically important energy saving areas is applying ETICS, which is now regulatory in Dubai, thus ensuring that the energy used to cool buildings is maximized by sealing the heat out.
"Proper use of ETICS can save 30 -35% of building power consumption. The market is growing, but there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of educating industry about how to achieve proper insulation, "continues Seabrook.
MEDMA is all about educating industry players about the latest technologies and how they can be used effectively, says Seabrook. Caparol, is the brand behind high quality insulation system, CapaTect ETICS, which assists in reducing energy consumption and lowering the building's carbon emissions. CapaTect was recently showcased at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Speaking at the MEDMA conference Ali Ahmed Elian, Head of Engineering Materials Section, Dubai Central Laboratories, Dubai Municipality said, "We have established a laboratory containing the latest technology which is specialized in testing and certifying green building materials and products. This is aimed at assisting manufacturers in development and end users in their selection of green materials."
"Dubai Municipality has also prepared a manual for developers to get further insight into the range of green materials that have been tested and certified. MEDMA is an important platform in terms of building more awareness around the products and technologies available".
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