Emirates GBC enhance education programme

Seminars and workshops held with Rotana Group and BUiD

The Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), has launched a range of seminars and workshops to promote green development throughout the supply chain.

The council, in collaboration with specialised institutes and academic organisations, is aiming to enhance its educational programme. The events will target corporate organisations in a bid to “drive sustainable practices within their projects and operations”.

“To drive the concepts of sustainable built environments and strengthen the participation of corporate organisations in achieving the goals of a greener UAE, it is important to raise awareness and encourage a more active engagement from industry professionals within the whole supply chain,” said chairman Adnan Sharafi.

“By facilitating industry-specific seminars that are customised to the work environment and needs of various industries, we are going the extra mile in promoting green building management initiatives. The seminars offer a great opportunity for all stakeholders across the supply chain to partner in the green initiatives of the country,” Sharafi added.

Two key seminars have been held to date; Energy Saving Seminar for industry professionals of Rotana Hotels Group was led by by Saeed Alabbar, Vice Chairman of Emirates GBC and a LEED accredited professional of Alabbar Energy & Sustainability Group; and Errol Colaco, who is specialised in energy auditing, energy value engineering and sustainability; and Naim Awadallah, an energy audit expert.

A focus on LEED® Training: Green Building Core Concepts for Al Hossn Gas professionals in Abu Dhabi was delivered in conjunction with the British University in Dubai (BUiD). The course was led by Samuel Keehn, a LEED accredited professional and Environmental and Sustainability Manager at Energy Management Services.

Topics covered included the LEED rating system, its application for new developments and how organisations can drive the move towards a more sustainable built environment.


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