Libby Smoot, December 02, 2014
Trex recently earned a GAIA Award, the Middle East’s premiere awards program for sustainable, eco-friendly building products and manufacturers. Out of nearly 200 nominees, Trex is among just 12 recognized for exemplary green building practices.
The GAIA Awards are recognized as one of the industry’s most respected awards honoring construction equipment and products that have truly integrated the concept of a sustainable environment. A panel selected winners who have demonstrated an exceptional and unique product that has been successfully integrated into the Middle East and North African region.
Trex decking was introduced to the Middle East region in 2011 and has been well-received as a product of choice for many high-profile projects. One such project is the lavish outdoor space of the Dubai JW Marriot Marquis, the world’s tallest hotel. Most recently, Trex Transcend decking was chosen to provide its high-performance deck boards for what will become the longest constructed boardwalk in the Emirate and a key feature of the new Jumeirah Corniche Development Project in Dubai.
The Jumeirah Corniche project is the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai. The project will convert 8 1/2 miles of beachfront property into a vibrant, recreational area for exercise and sporting activities. The project includes a 5-meter-wide walkway, a 4-meter-wide jogging track, rest areas, retail kiosks and shaded benches overlooking the beach. When completed, the boardwalk will be the longest in the territory and represents the largest use of Trex decking in a single public installation.
Trex decking is made from 95% recycled materials, such as reclaimed wood and plastic film. As a company built on sustainable principles more than 20 years ago, preserving and protecting the environment influences everything we do.
“This award is especially meaningful ,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex, “because it represents global understanding and acceptance of our brand and products and reinforces that our green principles resonate as well internationally as they do in North America.”
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