Flowcrete Middle East’s Business Development Manager, Vik Vithlani, appeared on the discussion panel at Emirates Green Building Council’s (EGBC) Indoor Air Quality Networking Seminar on 1st June 2016.
The event was held at DEWA’s Sustainable Building in Al Quoz (Dubai), which is proud to be the largest government building in the world that has secured a LEED Platinum rating for green buildings.
Vik was invited onto the panel by EGBC as a certified LEED AP (Accredited Professional) and expert on the positive impact of low VOC coatings for indoor air quality. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids that can cause short and long term health issues for the building’s occupants.
According to studies, it is estimated that some people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. This highlights the importance of using low VOC building materials during the construction process and to ensure the indoor air quality is of the best possible standard.
One of the main points that was highlighted during the panel discussion was the importance of education throughout all stages of the construction process, ensuring that construction professionals and facility owners are aware of the low VOC material options that are available from suppliers – especially paint and coatings manufacturers.
If you would like to know more about Flowcrete Middle East’s sustainable credentials, visit: www.flowcrete.ae/about-us/our-environment.