EmiratesGBC launches MENA virtual training programme centered on building retrofit

Programme will make existing buildings significantly more sustainable

A virtual Building Retrofit Training Programme for the Middle East and North Africa region is being organised by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC). The programme is said to be a flagship initiative of EmiratesGBC and is offered in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Masdar.

According to a statement, the programme has been designed to strengthen knowledge sharing among construction stakeholders on the fundamentals of building retrofit, and improvement of energy and water efficiency. It will also help make current buildings significantly sustainable with the help of learnings from leading industry experts.

EmiratesGBC chairman Ali Al Jassim said the programme is being offered virtually to ensure that the council can continue to educate and strengthen awareness on best practices in building retrofits.

Al Jassim stated, “By taking the training online, we are able to extend our reach to professionals across the region who can now benefit from the capacity building opportunity. Building retrofit is a critical aspect of building sustainability and will support the UAE’s ambitious targets of Net Zero Carbon in new buildings by 2030 and Net Zero Carbon in all the buildings by 2050.”

The EmiratesGBC Building Retrofit Training Programme is said to provide strategic technical guidance to industry professionals and economically viable methods that can be implemented to enhance a building’s overall environmental performance.

He added, participants acquire knowledge and skills to attain improved operational efficiency as well as achieve financial savings.

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