Dilip Rahulan founded Pacific Controls in Australia in 1984 before expanding the company to Dubai. Rahulan is known as something of a champion of green and energy efficient buildings; Pacific Controls’ UAE headquarters was awarded the honour of becoming the Middle East’s first platinum-rated green building by the US Green Building Council and Leadership in Energy and Environment Design. In July, the firm signed an agreement with Saudi telco Mobily to jointly offer machine-to-machine energy management solutions for vertical industry sectors in Saudi Arabia.
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