Green Building

Green Building refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. In other words, green building design involves finding the balance between homebuilding and the sustainable environment. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. The Green Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. In the recent years, the integration of sustainable interior design been the fastest growing segment in the design industry worldwide and the Middle East is no exception. From the use of reclaimed and energy-efficient construction materials to using furniture and products from suppliers that promote eco-friendly manufacturing processes, innovation is vital when it comes to designing healthy indoor environments.

FSC Species used for Medium Density Fiberboards and Particle Boards - Hevea Brasiliensis

As the world progresses towards environmentally sustainable infrastructure development, Emilam® is one of the front runners in promoting Green Building materials in the GCC.

The Melamine Faced Boards produced by Emilam® are tested and certified by the Dubai Municipality (Dubai Central Laboratory) and ESTDAMA and are used widely in 'Green Projects' all across the GCC. The company is FSC™ Certified, and supplies the following Grades of MDF and Chip Board:

  • E1 Grade - Formaldehyde Emission Limit - Less than or equal to 1 mg/L
  • E0 Grade - Formaldehyde Emission Limit - Less than or equal to 0.5 mg/L
  • Super E0 Grade - Formaldehyde Emission Limit - Less than or equal to 0.3 mg/L
  • NAF - Non-Added Formaldehyde
  • NAUF - Non-Added Urea Formaldehyde


The above grades differ in and have extremely low to no Formaldehyde emission, which has detrimental effects towards the environment and the health of living organisms.