News : du Becomes Receives UL Building Indoor Air Quality Certification
Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2015 -- The Middle East's telecommunications service provider ' du 'has earned the UL (Underwriters Laboratories)Building Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification for its office buildings. These include the du offices in Al Salaam Tower, Dubai Academic City offices in blocks 8 and 9 and Al Barsha Command Centre in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Offices, and Fujairah Call Centre.
UL Environment's Building IAQ Certification Program is the IAQ certification and preventative maintenance program for buildings. Based on extensive tests, UL has assured that the du buildings certified exceed the highest indoor air quality standards. The buildings and their systems underwent comprehensive visual inspection and air samples were evaluated for common air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, CO2, CO, moisture, and dust. Beyond the initial period, maintenance of the certification will require an annual assessment and inspection.
"We would like to congratulate du on this achievement and applaud its dedication to ensuring the highest level of indoor air quality,"says Hamid Syed, UL's Vice President and General Manager for the Middle East. "Sustainability starts with people. We spend such a large majority of of our time indoors and the air we breathe has a great impact on our health and quality of life. UL is excited to partner with a visionary organization such as du to pilot ourUL Building Indoor Air Quality Certification."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2015