Emirates Green Building Council extends deadline for ‘2016 EmiratesGBC Awards’

EmiratesGBC Press Release

Emirates Green Building Council extends deadline for ‘2016 EmiratesGBC Awards’

  • Awards to recognise excellence in sustainable building in MENA region
  • Deadline for submissions extended to March 3, 2016, midnight (UAE time)

Dubai, UAE; February 25, 2016: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has extended the deadline for submissions for the ‘2016 EmiratesGBC Awards’ until March 3, 2016, midnight (UAE time).

The Awards recognise organisations and individuals across the Middle East and North Africa who have demonstrated excellence in sustainability in the building sector. Entries can be submitted in both English and Arabic languages to facilitate the process for everyone across the region.

The six categories of the 2016 EmiratesGBC Awards include: Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year rewarding a UAE-based FM organisation for its commitments towards sustainability; Green Building Material/Product Award for the successful introduction to the MENA region of a construction material or product/component which addresses green building principles; Green Building System Award for a building system that provides a more sustainable solution to green building construction than traditional construction methods in the MENA region; Green Building Research Award for research that establishes dependable data, in an area not previously available, related to green building performance in the MENA region; Training Initiative of the Year for the best sustainability training initiative in the MENA region; and Green Building of the Year, for buildings finalised in the past three years in the MENA region that show excellence in terms of design, construction site management, waste and green standards. This honour is presented in four sub-categories including Green Hotel, Green Commercial Building, Green Residential Building and‎ Green School.

In addition to the professional award categories, EmiratesGBC is also running the 2016 Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award to honour a student from a recognised university in the UAE who has conducted exceptional research work in a subject related to green buildings in the Middle East.

To qualify for the Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award, sponsored by EmiratesGBC co-founder Dr. Sadek Owainati, and open only for students from any university in the UAE, the research topic must be directly applicable to green building design, technology, construction or operation with emphasis on its applicability in the MENA region. Deadline for the student award is Thursday, March 17, 2016.

More details on fees, application form and guidelines are available on the EmiratesGBC website (http://emiratesgbc.org/awards/2016awards/ and www.emiratesgbc.org/event/2016studentaward). For more details, email: egbcawards@emiratesgbc.org. The award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on May 18, 2016 in Dubai.

DOW is the Silver Sponsor of the Awards. Sponsorship packages are still available, with early bird discounts until April 1, 2016. For more information on sponsorship packages follow this link or email engagement@emiratesgbc.org.

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