Emirates University students attend 2nd EmiratesGBC Annual Congress

EmiratesGBC Press Release

Dubai, UAE; January 18, 2014: Several students from Emirates University attended the second Annual Congress of the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices.

The event brought together industry stakeholders from across the construction supply chain who resolved to work together and take concerted efforts to promote sustainable built environments in the region.

Saeed Al Abbar, Acting Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “The participation of the students from Emirates University underline our focus to build relations with the student community, who are our future business leaders. We are committed to work with educational institutions and students to further strengthen awareness on green buildings, share best practices, and promote research & development on sustainable built environments.”

EmiratesGBC regularly hosts and participates in multinational events, conferences and forums. EmiratesGBC has also developed a suite of activities, inclusive of networking events, technical workshops, focus days and facilitated training based around specific issues related to the built-environment that meet the needs of its members, of the UAE community, and the wider Middle East.

For more details of the Congress, contact: events@emiratesgbc.org

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About Emirates Green Building Council:

The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was founded in June 2006, and became the 8th full member of the World Green Building Council in September 2006. EmiratesGBC is an organization that promotes and educates on green issues in the built environment and is the official body for the UAE endorsed by the World Green Building Council. EmiratesGBC currently has around 260 members in the UAE which represents 1000s of individuals interested and involved in Green Building in the UAE and the region. In addition, EmiratesGBC members receive discounts on a number of programmes such as those related to conferences, seminars, training and green building events.

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Home / Mohammed Al Tawil

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller

+9714 4507600

kelly.home@bm.com / mohammed.altawil@bm.com

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