Design Infinity, UAE’s topmost fit-out and design company, has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification for its interior design and build project with Airtel Africa Services (UK) Ltd.
This is the first project for which Design Infinity has attained LEED Gold certification for its client since the Company started offering LEED certification from last year. This offering was announced by Design Infinity on its 10th Corporate Anniversary last year.
Airtel Africa Services (UK) Ltd office received the highest level of points in LEED Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Commercial Interiors v4 certification in GCC, and has achieved 70 points in the USGBC rating in the telecommunication sector.
Pratap Mendonca, Managing Partner of Design Infinity commented, “We were entrusted with the responsibility of providing tailored fit-out solutions for Airtel’s new Middle East office. We created a smart workplace that transcends the physical boundaries of the cubicle and office, creating an environment of collaboration and communication that fosters productivity and increases employee satisfaction.”
Geetha Nayak, Managing Partner of Design Infinity commented, “We aim to provide sustainable solutions for our clients. By creating the LEED certified workplace for our reputed client, we will continue to focus on greener offices, promote higher productivity and bring significant energy savings for Airtel’s Head office. Our team has done a marvelous job in designing as well as executing the office space, spread over two floors in Building 20, Dubai Internet City.”
Sooraj Thekke Veetil, Senior Project Manager of Design Infinity commented, “Sustainability was considered at every stage of our project with Airtel. 42% of materials used were from sustainable sources, thereby achieving full credit points in LEED Certification. Use of water efficient fixtures helps reduce consumption by 51%, and 81% of construction waste is recycled. 100% of low volatile organic compound materials has been used to build the fit-out. 93 percentage of daylight was achieved.”
Vishnu Vikraman, Project Manager of Design Infinity commented, “The main challenge about this project was the strict timeline. We had to design and build this project in a very short time. Every work including gypsum, painting, glass & metal, signage and MEP was done in-house.”
Design Infinity last year moved to a bigger, new, fully equipped new 60,000 square feet joinery factory comprising state-of-the-art machinery. The Company also started its own signage and upholstery division, demonstrating quality craftsmanship. Design Infinity is the first company in UAE to offer a 2 year DLP (defects liability period) for clients. It is also the First Interior Company in UAE to have a SUPERBRAND status. Design Infinity achieved World’s 4th highest Platinum LEED Certification for Provis Khidmah Project in Abu Dhabi.