Integration of energy efficiency and construction “imperative”

Emirates Green Building Council chair speaks out at MEE Expo


The chair of the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), Adnan Sharafi, has said the region’s “tremendous growth” in power and water requirements is only increasing the importance of renewable energy sources.

Speaking at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition, held this week in Dubai, Sharafi also drew attention to the nation ‘green economy for sustainable development’ pledge, launched shortly after WFES by H.H. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“The Middle East region is witnessing tremendous growth in requirements for power and water, as well as a growing carbon footprint, underlining the need for exploring alternative energy sources and further strengthening energy use efficiency,” said Sharafi.

“With the region’s current emphasis on infrastructure development and backed by a growing population, it is imperative that energy efficiency measures are integrated into our built environments. The Middle East Electricity Exhibition serves as an ideal platform for us to share our insights on promoting sustainability,” he added.

The council, which endorses The Big Project sister title, BGreen, is the UAE’s official body on environmentally sustainable built environments.


February issue of The Big Project analyses the future of the region’s power industry and the implementation of renewable energy sources

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