EQUATE Earns Kuwait’s 1st LEED Silver Certification for the Building Design & Construction of its New Headquarters

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Date(s) - 20 May 2018
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Kuwait – 20 May 2018: EQUATE’s new headquarters, a reflection of the company’s efforts to implement its sustainability strategy by 2025, recently earned Kuwait’s first LEED-Silver Building Design & Construction (BD+C) certification for its compliance with the US Green Building Council LEED program, thus becoming a pioneer for green buildings in Kuwait.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and provides an international framework to establish healthy, efficient and cost-saving green buildings. EQUATE’s headquarter, extending over 16,500 square meters, is the first building in Kuwait to receive the LEED-Silver (BD+C) certification for its design and construction.

Commenting on this achievement, Engineering & Construction Department Director Sulaiman Albader said, “From the initial design of this new headquarter, we set our sights on making a difference in the green building movement. Our building conserves energy consumption through the reduction of water usage by 36%, utilizes solar energy to generate around 8% of the total building consumption, and achieves energy cost savings of 26%, all of which make it an ideal green building in Kuwait. This achievement and all others were realized through the performance excellence of our human capital who deserve utmost appreciation and gratitude.”

The EQUATE Group* is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. www.equate.com

* The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).