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

Oct 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from Pacific Control Systems

    DUBAI, U.A.E., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
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