Dubai Internet City to provide first green office
ICT Cluster creates environment friendly offices with TECOM Investment
The facility, within DIC allows companies to lease short-term office space while exploring business and market opportunities in the area.
DIC, a member of TECOM Investments, developed the Green Office programme in partnership with TECOM Investments’ Sustainable Energy and Environment Division (SEED). The programme is an inside-out approach to making buildings sustainable over a period of time.
Although the green concept initially kicked off with the Firststeps@DIC Business Centre, the programme is open to all offices within TECOM Investments’ business parks.
“Green offices and technologies are becoming relevant today as organisations want to become socially responsible while simultaneously contributing to the society,” said Majed Al Suwaidi, director business development, DIC and Dubai Outsource Zone.
“The community will also benefit from such a step as it makes the environment healthy and productive for its employees.
“The Green Office incorporates several key features and conforms to all the standards mandated for such a facility. We are confident our business partners will also be encouraged to make their environment more eco-friendly. DIC will look into further developing more green offices around the zone with the support of its partners.”
Efficient use of daylight and artificial lighting to minimise energy costs, AC controls, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) carpets, paints, adhesives and furniture, as well as the responsible management of construction waste are some of the measures that will make offices more environment-friendly at DIC.
“TECOM has delivered four LEED-certified buildings in the past two years,” said Sougata Nandi, executive director, Asset Management and Sustainable Development.
“The Green Office programme focuses on offices and makes buildings sustainable at the micro-level in a practical way that is relevant to the region and easy to adopt.”