Go-Green.ae has selected Dilip Rahulan, a Green Conservationist as the ‘Green Hero’.
Armed with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cochin in Kerala, India, Dilip started his career in Engineering Consultancy. He turned an entrepreneur when he set up his own business in Zambia, then migrated to Australia, started operations in Kuwait and in 1999 came to Dubai, UAE to set-up Pacific Controls. His headquarter building is the first Platinum rated green building accredited by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) programme in the Middle East and sixteenth in the world.
Pacific Controls operates a state-of-the-art Central Command Control Centre that provides 24x7x365 days customer support by remotely monitoring customers’ assets. The Command Control Centre provides remote monitoring and control of all electro-mechanical and security services at the customers’ facilities, thus reducing operational and energy costs, and utilizing resources effectively.
According to Sharad Agarwal, CEO of Cyber Gear, the company that launched the ‘Go Green Online’ initiative, “Dilip was selected as the ‘Green Hero’ not only because of his passion for energy conservation, but also for his vision of harnessing solar energy for energy generation. His new venture, Solar Technologies FZE will be based in Dubai’s Technopark where a 130 mega watt manufacturing plant will be set up in phase 1 of the project. Subsequently, Solar Technnologies plans to establish similar plants in China, Mexico and Bulgaria, which will increase the total production capacity to 1 giga watt by 2015.”
The Green Heroes Program gives credit and encouragement to individuals who have contributed in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability.
'Go Green' web portal was launched in July 2008 to remind people to be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life The main objective of the site is to increase the awareness of environmental issues that affect the future of the planet.
Go-Green.ae features ‘Green Stories’ that demonstrate the steps taken by corporations as part of their commitment to preserve the planet. Global organisations such as Panasonic, Orange, Toshiba, Cisco, Discover, Dell, HSBC, Google, Emirates Airlines, Marriott, Hotels and Resorts Intercontinental Hotels, Grand Hyatt, Zipcar, Nissan and Mazda share their ‘Green Innovations’ online.
Go-Green.ae is updated 24/7 with information relating to news, events, technologies, videos, web resources and success stories in the field of energy conservation, sustainability and environmental protection.
Go-Green.ae recently won the Siobhan Live Green Team Award at the Alternate Energy Awards 2008. This is a special consumer award to recognize an environmental idea that has impacted the community. The Alternate Energy Awards acknowledge the unique energy challenges and opportunities facing selected countries and the strategies and innovations being put in place by their governments, entrepreneurs, scientists and business leaders.
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