Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Economic Zones World’s Gazeley wins huge admiration in UK for its Inventive Sustainable Initiative

Gazeley, an Economic Zones World subsidiary and global provider of sustainable logistics space, announced that its latest green initiative, an Elizabethan Perfume Garden, created using modern day cutting-edge sustainability has won two prestigious awards at the recently held Chelsea Flower Show in the UK.

The sustainable project was built in collaboration with UK based architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape designer Patrick Collins, leading experts from P & G Prestige Products and Gazeley’s long-standing construction partners.

Combining inventive architectural and sensory elements, the garden project has been awarded the Gold Award and the Most Creative Award for its innovative concept, environmentally sound design and effective use of progressive green technology. The Most Creative Award is a discretionary prize, presented only when the judges feel that the design of a garden has set new standards of imagination and innovation.

Salma Hareb, CEO of Economic Zones World said: “Gazeley’s new initiative breaks new ground in sustainable architecture. The garden project is not only an enchanting aesthetic experience but also a landmark eco-friendly undertaking that will inspire similar developments in the future. Sustainability is key to operational efficiency and corporations worldwide have now made eco-initiatives a central part of their business strategy. As a company committed to sustainable developments, Economic Zones World, through this project, reiterates its commitment to keep providing innovative solutions for our global clients and the communities we serve.”

Gazeley’s pioneering sustainable technologies and an original recipe for rosewater infused perfume created by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th Century were the inspiration for the garden. The central perfumery incorporates a sculptural wind turbine to power the lighting and irrigation of the garden. It is fed from this central feature with water and electricity from the borehole/ rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic panels and the wind turbine. The garden wall is cedar and incorporates ecological features such as insect ‘hotels’ as well as wet and dry habitats. It is lit at night using the included national resources in the form of side emitting fibre optics.

Jonathan Fenton-Jones, Director of Sustainability and Global Procurement at Gazeley said, “Gazeley is proud to be supporting the perfume garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It is essential the people understand the importance of how sustainable processes and technologies can easily be applied to modern day developments.

“Combining modern day construction and sustainability has been central to Gazeley’s business strategy since 2001. Gazeley works with an array of experts that form the international sustainable virtual team to combine leading-edge materials, technologies and construction processes to create the most environmentally advanced logistics spaces in the world.”

The garden is sponsored by Gazeley, Chetwoods, P&G Prestige Products, as well as co-sponsors Kingspan, Kelly Taylor, Simons Group, Capita Symonds Structures, Atlas Ward and SJ Berwin.

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