Knauf Insulation hosts conference in Dubai on Building Regulations and Sustainability

By Anonymous on March 22, 2014

 

To create awareness of the availability of sustainable insulation products that can contribute to Dubai’s initiative to build a greener city, Knauf Exeed Insulation recently held a conference in Dubai on ‘Building Regulations and Sustainability: The Contribution of Thermal Insulation’. Held at The Palace Downtown hotel, the company showcased its ECOSE technology and Glasswool insulation products to a select group of industry leaders who attended the conference.

Engineer Salim Mohammad Zid, Senior Civil Engineer, Building Department, Dubai Municipality delivered the opening speech. He talked about the Green Building Code in Dubai introduced early this year for all new construction projects happening in the city. This focuses on energy saving systems, green building materials and waste management policies. It also ensures that all new buildings in Dubai achieve better thermal and acoustic performances with the use of renewable materials which also do not contain any hazardous ingredients that can affect human wellbeing. Dubai is one of the pioneering cities in the world where following the green code is now mandatory, rather than an option. 

The keynote speech by Vincent Briard, Head of Sustainability, Products & Building, Knauf Insulation, focused on ECOSE® Technology which uses a binder technology free from formaldehyde. During his speech, he explained how Knauf Exeed Insulation’s Glasswool insulation products can contribute to Dubai’s Green Building initiative and how to build more sustainable projects with the use of glasswool insulation.

 

 Participants were mainly government officials, architects and consultants from the region who were very keen to know more about the new generation Glasswool and its benefits. At the end of the presentation, participants had the opportunity to experience first-hand how soft and less itchy is ECOSE Glasswool compared to conventional mineral wool insulation. They were very impressed with its properties.