DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional landscape practice, TerraVerde, is celebrating after being named 'Landscaping Contractor of the Year' at ITP Business Publishing's inaugural Facilities Management Middle East Awards.

TerraVerde, an independent company based in Dubai, provides a wide range of landscape contracting services. These include creative landscaping, outdoor lighting, indoor plants and pots, the design and implementation of sustainable water features and irrigation methods, and garden maintenance for commercial and residential projects, large or small.

TerraVerde was presented with the award at a ceremony which was held in Dubai on 9th June, 2008. The first ever Facilities Management Middle East Awards set out to raise the profile of the industry and reward and recognise those that have made significant contributions to its development. More than 200 leading facilities management professionals - including developers, service providers, contractors and building owners - attended the ceremony, which was judged by a panel of industry experts.

Whilst presenting the award, the judges stated that the 'Landscaping Contractor of the Year' award was given to the company which best demonstrated the implementation of innovative ways in landscaping maintenance, including the conservation of natural resources. TerraVerde was especially pleased to have triumphed over a number of the region's more established landscaping companies, proving that TerraVerde's holistic, environmental approach is not only sector leading but highly effective. The judges indicated that they were particularly impressed with TerraVerde's passion to "ensure a sustainable legacy for generations to come", and the company's efforts to implement organic solutions wherever possible.

Accepting the award on behalf of TerraVerde, Nehme Moujaess, Managing Partner, commented,

"We are delighted to have been recognised for the hard work we do on behalf of environmental landscaping. We constantly strive to ensure that every aspect of our business is carried out with sustainability in mind, and actively educate our clients on the importance of conservation. This award simply reinforces our inherent belief in the importance of sustainable landscaping practices."

Speaking after the event, Moujaess elaborated further on TerraVerde's objectives. "The preservation of water resources is clearly a major concern in this region's arid desert environment, but we are also committed to sustainability across the whole spectrum of environmental issues."

"We recently attended the Garden & Landscaping Exhibition 2008 and handed out 'green' Jute Bags to raise environmental awareness. We aim to be as eco-friendly as possible, and go to great lengths to ensure that even our advertising is ecologically responsible."

PHOTO 1 CAPTION: Nehme Moujaess accepting the Facilities Management award.

PHOTO 2 CAPTION: TerraVerde projects combine science and art to produce innovative sustainable designs.

About TerraVerde

Founded in Dubai, TerraVerde is a professional, quality-driven and forward-thinking company, which provides a wide range of landscape contracting services across the region. These services include creative landscaping, sustainable water features, innovative irrigation methods, garden maintenance and outdoor lighting for commercial and residential projects, large or small.

The company has a single focus philosophy and approach - to innovate, design, implement and manage creative landscaping solutions using environmentally responsible practices, processes, materials and technologies.

For press enquiries or information, please contact: Reem Heather Dabbas, Marketing Executive TerraVerde L.L.C. P.O. Box 38240, Dubai, U.A.E. Mobile: +971-50-651-9615 Telephone: +971-4-344-3228 Fax: +971-4-344-6650

For press enquiries or information, please contact: Reem Heather Dabbas, Marketing Executive, TerraVerde L.L.C., P.O. Box 38240, Dubai, U.A.E.,,, Mobile: +971-50-651-9615, Telephone: +971-4-344-3228, Fax: +971-4-344-6650