Judging panel shortlisted finalists of The Big 5’s Gaia Awards 2017. The winner will be announced on Nov 28, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Set to confirm the winner at this years’ Gaia Awards ceremony, a panel of industry experts with acclaimed credentials have shortlisted the top green construction products that are currently being distributed in the MENA region.

“The Gaia Award is a reflection of the maturity level The Big 5 has reached and the new path drawn to immerse renewable energy solutions. It’s the best way to recognize and award the companies and innovative solutions that might be known in a limited profile.” Says Chair of the Judging Panel Anwaar Al Shimmari, Director of the Design Department - United Arab Emirates Ministry of Infrastructure Development.

Adding a global perspective from the judges table, Professor of Civil Engineering & Dean of the School of Engineering American University in Dubai Dr. Alaa K. Ashmawy observes that “the construction industry worldwide is responsible for a large proportion of carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gases.  The inclusion of the Gaia Awards within The Big 5 exhibition and The Big 5 Solar conveys a strong message that the construction sector cares about sustainability and the environment.”

“The Big 5 has proudly hosted the Gaia awards since 2008 in a consistent effort to honour those construction equipment and products that have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment.” Says Portfolio Event director of The Big 5, Josine Heijmans. She adds that “the increasing demand for sustainable building solutions is becoming a global requirement and an unavoidable challenge for the construction industry. It is essential that we notice the top innovative products in order to allow a market growth that is free of interruption.”

The 10th edition of the Gaia Awards will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center on 28 Nov 2017. As a part of The Big 5 (26-29 Nov 2017), the judges will have plenty of opportunity to see the competing products on show, and to quiz the brands on what sets them apart from the pool of competing applicants.

Pulling ahead of 100+ companies that initially applied, the Gaia Awards 2017 winner will receive a prize of USD 50,000 in marketing value as well as continued support and exposure across The Big 5 brand.

The Top Green Products for Construction 2017

1. Castolin Eutectic - dyomix®
With CleanTech dyomix® it is possible to easily produce a clean high-performance fuel from the oxygen and hydrogen naturally present in water.

2. Climasys Controls Equipment Trading LLC - Accutrol AVC Fume Hood Control System
The AVC Fume Hood Control System with the Insight Graphical User Interface provides for precise sustainable low energy airflow control, lower cost of installation and operation, safety and ease of use.

3. Cospicon SA – CospiBio
CospiBio pergola is designed in a way to make the most of sun‘s radiation and the natural circulation of air. This system enables energy reductions while setting and maintaining a pleasant temperature and favouring natural light.

4. Doby Verrolec – Aeroseal Duct
Aeroseal is a duct sealing technology that can easily access leaks throughout the entire duct system without the demolition or disruption associated with manual sealing.

5. Glen Dimplex – Xpelair C4
The Simply Silent™ Contour range of axial extract fans effectively eliminates humidity, condensation and odour to improve air quality in bathrooms, shower rooms, cloakrooms and toilets.

6. Greenstudios – Living Wall System
Green Studios aims to occupy roof spaces and vertical walls to bring back nature to the cities, decrease air pollution, asthma, obesity depression, stress and create a more active green public sphere.

7. Hidrostank – PP Access Chambers
HIDROSTANK modular manholes can be installed by a single man in very little time compared to concrete access chambers, they do not need a crane for transport and handling and are made out of raw materials from recycled polypropylene.

8. KDK Company - Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)
Using KDK Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) helps to achieve a green Lifestyle; outdoor air will be filtered and ventilated indoors and it will also effectively filter the indoor polluted air to outdoors.

9. Private Join Stock Company “Ventilation System” – TwinFresh Expert RW1-50
TwinFresh Expert is the most state-of-the-art and efficient solution for a comfortable indoor climate and required air exchange in renovated premises, brand new recently inhabited houses or reconstructed apartments.

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