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Study by EmiratesGBC and Saint-Gobain UAE recommends measures to enhance indoor environmental quality of schools in the UAE.

Report by Saint-Gobain UAE and EGBC

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) and Saint-Gobain UAE partnered to evaluate the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) of a UAE school, supporting the Emirates Coalition for Green School’s (ECGS) vision and objectives of ensuring that every child in the UAE learns in a green school within this generation.

The report showcases the results and recommendations from measuring the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), along with IEQ factors such as lighting, acoustics, and thermal comfort of a representative school in the UAE. In light of these results, we outline the actions for the various stakeholders such as the school owners, government and the building industry, as a Call to Action to improve the IEQ in UAE schools.

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The study marks a milestone as it provides evidence-based insights on the state of IAQ in our schools. With the pandemic accelerating the need to prioritise the well-being and health of all, taking due diligence measures and implementing scientific measures to enhance indoor air environment alongside other critical factors including acoustics, light and thermal comfort must become a national priority. The UAE has set a model in championing sustainable development and our partnership with EmiratesGBC will further the cause towards a more sustainable nation by helping drive awareness on the need to introduce environmental best practices in our schools.

Paul Button, CEO, Saint-Gobain UAE

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