Published: Sep 09, 2014
Source: Khaleej Times

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DI subsidiaries showcase innovations at summit

Dubai Investments’ (DI) subsidiaries, Emirates Glass and Emirates Insolaire, have unveiled the latest industry innovations to enhance the design appeal of building facades at Façade Design & Engineering UAE Summit. 

Emirates Glass is showcasing its eco-friendly products while Emirates Insolaire is unravelling its sustainable and aesthetic coloured solar panels — the first-of-its-kind in the world. Emirates Glass and Emirates Insolaire also generated a lot of interest and enquiries as part of its participation in the summit, which brought together top government officials and major companies in the region, specifically dealing in facade engineering, architecture and consultancy.

Talking about its participation, Rizwanulla Khan, executive president at Emirates Glass, said: “We are thrilled to unveil breakthrough innovations in facade design and sustainable solutions at the Façade Design & Engineering UAE Summit. The eco-friendly products by Emirates Glass bring in a new paradigm shift in facade designs and this summit is a great platform to showcase our expertise to potential partners from across the region and beyond.”

Khan also highlighted that Emirates Glass has developed a unique new Emicool range of product called ‘E-lite’ – a high performance Solar Control Low-E coating which is coated on clear substrates and offers the designer a unique choice of aesthetics and colours at the summit.

Rafic Hanbali, managing partner of Emirates Insolaire, said: “The solar panels manufactured by Emirates Insolaire, feasible in virtually any colour, opens up new aesthetic opportunities for building façades in the region and this is revolutionary product which has a huge latent demand. This summit is a great opportunity to network with top players in the regional façade and design environment and reinforce our unique product offering.”

Globally, the photovoltaic market has grown 40 per cent year-on-year. The number of installations foreseen for 2015 is 160GW — approximately 800 million square meters of glass. Furthermore, the share of Building Integrated Photovoltaics for roofs and facades, one of the specialisations of Emirates Insolaire, is witnessing the quickest growth.

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