Following on from Dubai’s recent achievements in green building and construction, a wide range of global experts will converge upon the city next month to help build new green buildings that conform to challenging construction standards.
On November 27-28, the Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) will host its inaugural annual congress, in which local and international speakers from government, industry and academia will talk about ways to design and construct buildings which use less energy in a desert climate.
Emirates GBC Chairman Adnan Sharafi says that as the first of its kind, the conference is significant.
“This will further drive our mission as a platform to promote awareness on sustainable built environments, share knowledge and also encourage various stakeholders across the supply chain to become positively active participants in the change process” Sharafi is quoted as saying on Gulf News.
Shafari says in addition to the keynote address (delivered by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Vice Chairman Saeed Al Tayer), the forum will feature interactive discussions which will talk about about new innovations in the construction and building sector, case studies, and issues of concern going forward.
He says the forum will also highlight the role of students and research in developing new sustainable building technologies.
The conference comes as Dubai and the UAE in general continue to ramp up efforts with regard to environmentally friendly sustainable design. In August, the city finished its first public sector green building which will be used by the water and civil division at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the UAE plans to have the world’s most sustainable urban area through the upcoming construction of Masdar City.