First "LEED" Platinum Rated Green Building, in the Middle East, Inaugurated in Dubai



    The Headquarters of Pacific Controls is the First Platinum Rated Green
    Building in the Middle East and Sixteenth in the World

    DUBAI, U.A.E., Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Pacific Control Systems, an automation
company with operations around the world, today inaugurated its headquarters
in Techno Park, Dubai. The headquarter building is the first Platinum rated
green building accredited by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership
in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) programme in the Middle East and
sixteenth in the world.
    H.E. Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of the
Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates and Executive Chairman of Dubai
Holding, inaugurated the building.
    Mr. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Vice Chairman of the Board of Ports and Free
Zones, Group Chief Executive Officer Ports & Free Zone World & Vice Chairman
DP World, spoke during the occasion.
    The inauguration event was also attended by Ms. Salma Hareb, CEO Jafza
and Economic Zones World, Mr. Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, Director General Department
of Finance, Brigadier Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director of Dubai Civil
Defence, Mr. Marwan Al Qamzi, Managing Director, Dubai Waterfront and Jebal
Ali Palm, Ahmed Abdul Hussain, CEO of EHS, Mr. Jamal Lootah, CEO Imdaad, and
other senior officials and dignitaries.
    Mr. Sandy Wiggins, Chairman, US Green Building Council, delivered the
keynote address at the event.
    Commenting on the inauguration of the headquarters, Mr. Dilip Rahulan,
Chairman and CEO, Pacific Controls, said: "We are proud to unveil our
headquarters today. Our headquarter building is built in line with our
commitment to the UAE government's drive towards achieving sustainable
development in the region. It is our belief that our initiative will set a new
benchmark for other green development projects in the UAE and elsewhere,
demonstrating our commitment to environmental stewardship and Corporate social
responsibility."
    The award winning headquarter building has achieved LEED certification
from the USGBC, accumulating a total of 55 points. The Green building has
already won two international awards one at Boston in June 2007: as the
"Extreme Office Building in the world", "Digie Award" against Taipei 101 and
Shanghai Financial Centre; and the Best Intelligent Building in the World in,
Chicago Buildcon 2007.
    In his concluding statement Mr. Dilip Rahulan, Chairman and CEO, Pacific
Controls, announced that Pacific Controls is now looking beyond Platinum Green
Buildings and will Pioneer the process of building the Worlds first "Living
Building", as its Research and Development Centre in Dubai.
    For further information, please visit http://www.pacificcontrols.net




For further information:

For further information: Mr Morris Tannon, Pacific Control Systems LLC,
Dubai, Tel.: +971-(0)4-8869000, Fax: +971-(0)4-8869001

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