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Grundfos Dubai facility secures Leed Platinum recognition

DUBAI, April 5, 2020

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos said its regional headquarters in Dubai, Grundfos Gulf Distribution (GGD) has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification, an internationally recognised mark of excellence for green buildings.
The 4,456-sq-m multi-purpose complex, built back in 2002, hosts a factory, service centre and an office which serves the region with sustainable water solutions.
In the UAE, Grundfos has joined the ranks of 11 buildings and that have secured Leed Platinum certifications for Operations & Maintenance.
Aside from being a regional base, it also serves as a training centre where hundreds of engineers, consultants and customers receive hands-on training and interact with the most advanced cloud-based water solutions in the region.
On the achievement, Kostas Poulopoulos, the area managing director of GGD, said that earning the Leed Platinum certification is a moment of pride for everyone in the company. 
It took time, team effort and genuine zeal for sustainability to achieve it, he stated. 
“We’re proud to be one of the very few facilities in the UAE to achieve this recognition, and this truly reflects our purpose of driving sustainability not only through our solutions but also in how we operate as a business. We looked into how we can be sustainable through our entire business operation and did not leave any stone unturned along the way,” he added.
Kostas pointed out that several years ago, the Dubai-based group had switched to using LED lights and it had also upgraded the chiller management system which resulted in at least 70% reduced associated electricity consumption.
"We also save 25,000 litres of water annually by disinfecting and recycling our water for our ISO certified pump testbeds," he noted.
As a result, water consumption has decreased by 54% while electricity consumption has decreased by 90% since 2017, he added.
According to him, last month, Grundfos had also activated solar panels on the facility which now provides at least 60 per cent of their energy requirements.
"The newly installed solar panels yields 310,000kWh of energy per year and allows Grundfos to avoid at least 210,000 kg of C02 emissions annually. This move further boosts the company’s objective of becoming climate positive by 2030," he added.-TradeArabia News Service 


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