Summertown Interiors has applied for Leed gold certification for its new eco-friendly headquarters and showroom in Jafza.
Summertown is the first interior design and turnkey fit-out contractor in the UAE to have Leed certified interiors within the industry.
Marcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown Interiors, said: "Green initiatives have risen to the forefront of many corporate philosophies over the past few years. However, transcending thinking into action is a less common feat. We are proud to have taken the lead in our industry by putting into action our eco-friendly philosophies and taking it a step further by applying for the gold certification."
The international corporate turnkey design and fit-out solution specialist said its aim is to create a corporate space that encourages a certain level of energy and water conservation and efficiency, while also incorporating specific material selection that lends itself to a healthier outdoor/indoor environmental quality.
Leed certification is awarded to structures that meet the requirements laid out by the Green Building Rating System, an internationally accepted benchmark established by the US Green Building Council. The awarded certifications are silver, gold and platinum.