Dubai Municipality has won the first prize in the eighth edition of the Climate Change
Awards 2018 for the results of the study on the use of nanotechnology in paints under
prevailing climatic conditions and their impact on reducing the carbon footprint. The award comes as an embodiment of the Municipality's commitment to its forward-looking strategic plan aimed at the sustainability of the city's environment by protecting the environment and its natural resources as well as implementing leading sustainability systems.
Eng. Amin Ahmed Amin, Director of the Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) Department said that the study, which won the award, included the use of paints improved with
nanotechnology on one part of a model house that was constructed, while the normal
paint was used on the other part of the house.
“The model house, constructed at the DCL premises, was exposed to local weather
conditions for a full year. A plan was developed and implemented for conducting
laboratory tests on the paints. The results showed an increase in the resistance to dust in the improved paint, as well as an increase in color retention time as a result of using this technology. Municipality’s winning this award comes in recognition of the ongoing
sustainable development efforts and its drive to preserve the environment,” he said.
It is worth mentioning that the award is organized annually to honor the unique efforts of various institutions and countries around the world to reduce the emission of carbon and temperature that is increasing as a result of daily human practices. Hence, major
companies and establishments around the world are taking part in this award to learn
about the best practices, researches and applied experiments that play a major role in
reducing the impact of carbon emissions and reducing the temperature.