EmiratesGBC 2015 Awards

The EmiratesGBC 2015 Awards Program honoured companies that demonstrate clear implementation of sustainable design, construction and/or operation of buildings and structures. Its ultimate goal is to help establish a regional model for the sustainable built environment that is world class and replicable.

The winning and short-listed organizations have been recognized and awarded during the annual EmiratesGBC Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner which took place on 13 May 2015 in the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel, Dubai.

2014 Awards
View the winning organizations for 2014 and their respective categories on the EmiratesGBC 2014 Awards webpage.

Award Categories and Winners

In 2015, the following Categories was rewarded:

Definition: Award 1 rewards a finalized building in the MENA region whose construction and completion has respected the highest sustainability standards and included innovation in design and processes.

Green Commercial BuildingWoods Bagotbrookfield_multiplex_logo_Sponsor_page

Awarded to: IRENA Headquarters Building

Short-Listed Organization: YAS Mall


Green Hotel of the YearSofitel

Awarded to: Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort And Spa


Green School of the YearAUS_Bilingual_PMS

Awarded to: American University of Sharjah –  Campus Service Ce

Short-Listed Organization: Al Maharat Private School

Definition: Award 2 rewards a UAE based Facility Management (FM) organization for its commitments towards sustainability.Imdaad

Awarded to: Imdaad LLC

Short-Listed Organization
1- Emaar Community Management
2- MAF Dalkia

Definition: Award 3 rewards the successful introduction to the MENA region of a construction material or product/component which addresses green building principles. This Award takes into account the products’ function, its form or the location of its production.

Awarded to: Khansaheb BionestKhansaheb

Short-Listed Organization: Ecomag Boards (Organization name: Genesis Ecomag Boards IND Factory LLC)

Definition: Award 4 rewards a building system that provides a more sustainable solution to green building construction than traditional construction methods (reinforced concrete frame, poured on site, with block work infill).

Awarded to: Techno Park Geochem Office (Organization name: Smart Box Industries LLC)Smart Box

Short-Listed Organization: Energy Optimization System (HVAC) in Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates (Organization  name: Grundfos Gulf Distribution)

Definition: Award 5 rewards research that establishes dependable data, in an area not previously available, related to green building performance.

Awarded to: WSP l Parsons Brinckerhoff  (Research: “Outdoor Space Comfort”)WSP

Short-listed Organization: Heriot Watt University-Dubai Campus School of Engineering and Physical Sciences & Green Building Solutions International, Abu Dhabi  (Research: “Green Buildings & Accountability — Significance of In-Situ U- Value Measurements for Wall Assemblies”)

Definition: Award 6 rewards the best sustainability training initiative in the MENA region.Dubai Carbon

Awarded to: The Carbon Ambassadors Programme (Organization name: Dubai Carbon)

Short-listed Organization
1- Khansaheb Training School (Organization name: Khansaheb)
2- Midfield Terminal Building Project (Organizations’ names: TAV/CCC/Arabtec Joint Venture – TCA JV)

Definition: This special Award, sponsored by EGBC co-Founder Dr. Sadek Owainati, specifically rewards a student from a recognized university in the UAE who has conducted exceptional research work in a subject related to green buildings in the Middle East.

Awarded to: Muna Alnahdi, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

Short-listed Organization
1- Mahmood Ali Sohoo, The British University in Dubai
2- Munis Abdul Hameed, Heriot Watt University Dubai

Prof. Bassam Abdel-Karim Abu-Hijleh
Dean and Atkins Chair  Head of the Sustainability MSc & PhD Programmes, Faculty of Engineering and IT, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The British University in Dubai (BUiD)

Dr. Ghalib Y. Kahwaji
Professor and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Dubai

Dr. Michael Schmidt
Board Member of the of EmiratesGBC; Head of Development, Construction Chemicals Division, ORA: Middle East, West Asia, CIS & Africa, BASF

Mohammad T. Asfour
Chairman of JordanGBC; and Member of the Board of Director of WorldGBC

Dr. Rob Cooke
Board Member of the of EmiratesGBC; Associate Sustainability Consultant, Buro Happold

Rym Baouendi
Founder & Managing Director, Medina Works

Sarfraz Dairkee
Secretary of EmiratesGBC Board of Directors; General Manager Corporate Dev. & Engineering, M.A.H.Y. Khoory & Co. LLC

Platinum Sponsor

jotun-paints_sponsors page



Silver Sponsors

Caparol_Sponsor_2015Awards     brookfield_multiplex_logo_Sponsor_page     BK Gulf_sponsor

EGBC Awards2015 Awards Home Page