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Emirates Green Building Council hosts roundtable on the...

The UAE’s strongest advocates of green schools met in Dubai to discuss the ‘State of Our Schools’ with the goal of creating a national vision of healthy, high performance schools that are conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC showcases ideas of MENA Green Building Award...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, hosted the winners of the MENA Green Building Awards 2017 and launched next year’s edition with four additional categories based on industry stakeholder feedback.[...READ MORE]

Experts present compelling insights on ‘Powering Smart, Happy...

The newest trends in powering smart, happy and efficient cities with a focus on urban energy management were highlighted today at the opening day of the sixth Annual EmiratesGBC Congress at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre hotel.[...READ MORE]

6th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress in Dubai on Oct....

The sixth Annual EmiratesGBC Congress to be held on October 17 and 18 at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Center hotel, under the theme ‘Urban Energy: Powering Smart, Happy & Efficient Cities’ will highlight the various aspects of promoting human well-being in urban cities. Hosting global experts in the field of sustainability, the Congress is one of the most-anticipated industry events that presents the green vision of the UAE and the region in the context of built environments.[...READ MORE]

UAE is aligned with global timeline to implement...

The UAE is aligned with the global timeline to adopt the concept of ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings,’ states a new report by Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC to launch UAE’s first ‘Nearly Zero Energy...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will launch the UAE’s first ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs)’ Report followed by a stakeholder discussion on the key findings of the report on September 27, 2017, from 8.30am to 12.30pm at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC organises first ‘Developers Forum Roundtable’ to...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, organised the first ‘Developers Forum’ at Sheraton Mall of Emirates Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Experts to discuss strategies for ‘Powering Smart, Happy...

Experts in diverse aspects of energy management will converge in Dubai for the sixth Annual EmiratesGBC Congress on October 17 and 18, 2017, to discuss strategies for promoting sustainable built environments.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC to launch Building Retrofit Training programme in...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, announced that its Building Retrofit Training (BRT) Programme will be launched in August.[...READ MORE]

Khaled Bushnaq of Emirates Green Building Council appointed...

Khaled Bushnaq of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has been appointed Regional Chair of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Network – a group of Green Building Councils working to advance green buildings within the region.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC launches online ‘Green Building Tooltips’ to promote...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, today launched its brand-new initiative to encourage green building best practices, the ‘Green Building Tooltips,’ freely accessible online at: www.emiratesgbc.org The Tooltips were launched on the occasion of the United Nation’s World Environment Day, marked annually on June 5.[...READ MORE]

Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards honoured...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, today announced the winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards that recognise innovation, creativity and excellence in promoting sustainability best practices. With record submissions from six nations across the MENA region, the awards highlighted the growing focus of industry stakeholders to promote innovation and best practices to drive sustainable built environments.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC to honour winners of 2017 MENA...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will host the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards on May 17 at Roda Al Murooj hotel in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC’s 2017 MENA Green Building Awards is carbon-neutral...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has announced that its 2017 MENA Green Building Awards ceremony, to be held on May 17 at Roda Al Murooj Hotel, Dubai, will be carbon-neutral.[...READ MORE]

6th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress to focus on ‘Urban...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will host its 6th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress on October 17 & 18, 2017, at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre hotel, under the theme ‘Urban Energy: Powering Smart, Happy & Efficient Cities.’[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC and DSCE collaborate to undertake ‘Benchmarking’ of...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, in partnership with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), has invited Dubai-based hotels, shopping malls and schools to take part in a ‘Benchmarking Project’ to assess their building efficiency.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council and Heriot-Watt University host...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) joined hands with Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, to host a ‘Student Forum’ that highlighted career opportunities in the green building industry.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC records strong entries for 2017 MENA Green...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has extended the deadline for submissions to its Annual MENA Green Building Awards 2017, having already recorded strong response from the entire construction industry from across the Middle East and North Africa region. To further engage organisations throughout the region, the deadline has been now extended to February 28, 2017, midnight (UAE time).[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC hosts Tech Talk on building retrofitting ...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by promoting green building practices, hosted a Tech Talk on its Building Retrofit Training Programme at the Energy Efficiency Expo 2017, organised by Masdar as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council and Dubai Supreme Council...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) invited key stakeholders of Dubai’s building industry to jointly discuss thoughts and views on future potential policies aiming at doubling the rate of energy efficiency in buildings by 2030.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council opens submissions for Annual...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has opened call for submissions for its Annual MENA Green Building Awards 2017 that aims to identify and recognise organisations for innovative and outstanding sustainable building principles and practices in the Middle East and North Africa region.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council hosts green building tours...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has launched a new series of ‘green building tours’ covering buildings that have already achieved LEED certifications, to strengthen awareness among industry stakeholders on sustainable best practices for energy and water use efficiency.[...READ MORE]

Global sustainability experts share blueprint for future green...

The fifth EmiratesGBC Congress, organised annually by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), commenced today at Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai with international experts in sustainable development for the built environment presenting actionable insights for strengthening energy and water use efficiency and cutting the ecological footprint of buildings.[...READ MORE]

Global and regional experts on sustainability to address...

Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders in sustainability are making a beeline for Dubai to take part in the deliberations of the fifth EmiratesGBC Congress 2016 hosted by Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC celebrates 10 years of green building excellence...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) celebrated 10 years of serving as an integral partner in achieving the ‘green vision’ of the United Arab Emirates at a recent event hosted for its members at the Tawasull Ballroom, Pullman Creek City Centre, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC unveils findings of first ‘Energy & Water...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) today unveiled the findings of the first-of-its-kind report on ‘Energy and Water Benchmarking for UAE Hotels.’[...READ MORE]

5th EmiratesGBC Congress 2016 to discuss UAE’s achievements...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will put the spotlight on UAE’s achievements in sustainable development as a way forward strategy to a greener future, at the fifth EmiratesGBC Congress 2016 to be held on October 25 & 26 at Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC to showcase best practices of MENA’s ...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will showcase the best practices and experiences of the green building champions from across the Middle East and North Africa region at a special event on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 8.30am to 11.30am at the Time Oak Hotel & Suites, Barsha Heights (formerly TECOM) in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC joins hands with Dubai Supreme Council of...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has joined hands with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy for initiatives to double the rate of energy efficiency in buildings by 2030.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC Networking Seminar highlights steps to improve air...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, underlined the measures that can be adopted to improve air quality and the role of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in adversely impacting green building design at its recent Networking Seminar.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC marks stronger participatory role in World Green...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has further strengthened its participatory role in setting the global agenda for sustainable built environments.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC announces MENA winners of 2016 awards for...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, today honoured the winners of the fourth Annual EmiratesGBC Awards at a gala event held at Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai. Recognising excellence in sustainable building practices, the Awards were chosen by an expert panel with entries from across the Middle East and North Africa region.[...READ MORE]

More regulation needed to reduce food and construction...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, and the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) hosted an event to discuss the exponential implications of waste, under the theme ‘From Supper to Site: Rethinking Waste’.[...READ MORE]

Winners of ‘2016 EmiratesGBC Awards’ for best practices...

The 2016 EmiratesGBC Awards, which recognise excellence in sustainable building, have received increased response from across the Middle East and North Africa, highlighting the growing relevance of sustainable development in the region.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council extends deadline for ‘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).[...READ MORE]

More Building Services and Smart Technology Engineering graduates...

Emirates Green Building Council, an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has joined hands with Heriot-Watt University to host a forum for students to highlight the importance of the green building industry to future prospective members.[...READ MORE]

Solar energy investments will help achieve net zero...

Saeed Al Alabbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “Our Focus Day was unanimous in its message that solar investments are economically viable and environmentally imperative. With an encouraging regulatory environment, more businesses are looking at solar investments that will help achieve the renewable energy goals set by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC seminar addresses challenges on ‘greening’ the...

As part of its efforts to promote environmental sustainability in the hospitality industry, Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, hosted a seminar on ‘Green Hospitality: Making Change Happen’ in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

4th Annual EGBC Congress to focus on...

The largest of its kind gathering of experts representing the sustainable built environment, the Annual EGBC Congress will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Public Works.[...READ MORE]

Final call for entries for the ‘2016 EmiratesGBC...

The Awards, organised by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, recognise excellence in sustainability.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC and MEFMA host joint networking event on...

Industry experts to identify future needs in Facility Management development Highlights commitment of EmiratesGBC to promote training for post-retrofit maintenance[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC hosts workshop for Green Hope UAE ...

20 young environmentalists participated to learn more about Urban Sustainable Development Organisations globally undertake projects as part of Green Apple Day of Service to transform schools into healthy, safe and green learning environments[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC strengthens UAE’s sustainable built environment with 9...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has redefined the sustainable built environment of the UAE supporting the nation to achieve new benchmarks through nine years of path-breaking initiatives.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC Chairman Saeed Al Abbar appointed to...

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has been appointed to the Board of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a network of national green building councils in more than 90 countries.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council launches first ‘Technical Guidelines...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has launched the ‘Technical Guidelines for Retrofitting Existing Buildings’ to serve as a guide for UAE industry professionals and building end-users.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC and Dubai Chamber to highlight best practices...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry are joining hands to host a ‘Focus Day’ on ‘Energy Efficiency - Making Existing Buildings More Efficient’, to be held in Dubai on May 26, 2015.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council honours winners of ‘2015...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, honoured the winners of the 2015 EGBC Awards to recognise excellence in sustainability at a glittering award ceremony held at Al Murooj Rotana hotel, in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

2015 Annual EGBC Awards to be held on...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will announce the winners of the 3rd Annual EGBC Awards on May 13, 2015 at a gala event to be held at Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Winners of 2015 Annual EGBC Awards for best...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will announce the winners of the 3rd Annual EGBC Awards on May 13, 2015 at a gala event to be held at Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Last chance to enter the ‘EGBC 2015 Awards’...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has recorded strong interest for its EGBC 2015 Awards that honour excellence in sustainability initiatives. Organisations and individuals from across the Middle East and North Africa region can submit their entries until February 19, 2015 at 5pm (UAE time).[...READ MORE]

3rd Annual EmiratesGBC Congress delegates tour DAFZA on...

The third annual Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Congress, held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Public Works, on its concluding day, organised a sustainable building tour in Dubai of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) premises. A sustainable hotel workshop was also held in a Green Key certified hotel for the delegates.[...READ MORE]

3rd EmiratesGBC Congress commences on high note with...

The third annual Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Congress opened today in Dubai on a high note with the UAE Ministry of Public Works signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EmiratesGBC to promote green building concepts across the industry supply chain and to promote sustainable built environments nation-wide.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council marks Green Apple Day...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has launched the ‘Green Tips for Schools’ campaign to mark Green Apple Day of Service.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council marks ‘World Green Building...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will mark World Green Building Week in the UAE from September 21 to 25, 2014, under the theme ‘Get Up Green Up.’[...READ MORE]

3rd Emirates Green Building Council Annual Congress ...

The third Annual Congress of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will be held on October 20 and 21, 2014, in Dubai, under the theme, ‘Sustainable Cities of the Future.’[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council is now a Participant...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has been formally accepted as a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative that aligns the operations of members with ten universally accepted principles including environmental sustainability.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council honours the winners of...

At a glittering award ceremony, Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, honoured the winners of the EGBC Awards 2014. The awards were presented in six categories in addition to a student award for best practices in built environment sustainable development projects, products and research.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Build Council discusses trends in greening...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, highlighted best practices in retrofitting existing buildings to make them more energy efficient at the first Focus Day of the year organised in partnership with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber).[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council signs agreement with Dubai...

Dubai, UAE; May 19, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL), the integrated facility of Dubai Municipality that undertakes all testing and analyses to ensure businesses operate to the highest quality standards, for testing of green materials and products.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council 2014 Awards for best...

Dubai, UAE; May 11, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will announce the winners of the EGBC Awards 2014 on June 11, 2014 at a gala event to be held at Grosvenor House, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC and MEFMA host joint networking event on...

Dubai, UAE; May 4, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, joined hands with Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), the dedicated platform for the Facility Management (FM) industry, to host a networking event focused on the newest trends in green community development and management.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council extends deadline for 2014...

Dubai, UAE; April 8, 2014: 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 entries to its EGBC 2014 Awards until April 17, 2014.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC networking event puts spotlight on sustainability aspects...

Dubai, UAE; March 30, 2014: The sustainability aspects of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai were on spotlight at the monthly networking event of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, held at Sheraton Hotel, Mall of Emirates, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC is official supporter of UAE Green Festival...

Dubai, UAE; March 24, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, is an official supporter of the UAE Green Festival, being held from March 16 to April 16, 2014, with a wide range of nation-wide activities.[...READ MORE]

Saeed Al Abbar elected as Chairman of Emirates...

Dubai, UAE; March 5, 2014: The Board Members of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, unanimously elected Saeed Al Abbar as its Chairman. Al Abbar was previously serving as Vice Chairman of EmiratesGBC. The former chairman Adnan Sharafi will continue to serve as a Director on the Board of the Council.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council 2014 Awards launched to...

Dubai, UAE; March 1, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has unveiled the EGBC 2014 Awards to honour excellence in sustainability initiatives.[...READ MORE]

Winners of 1st EmiratesGBC Annual Awards to share...

Dubai, UAE; February 24, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will showcase the winning initiatives by the first EGBC Award winners at its monthly networking event to be held on February 26, 2014, from 9am to 11.30am at Dusit Thani, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council partners with Dubai Supreme...

Dubai, UAE; January 21, 2014: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, is joining hands with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) to organise the first seminar of the Council this year on January 22, 2014, from 9.30 to 11.30am at the Capital Suite 19 of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.[...READ MORE]

Emirates University students attend 2nd EmiratesGBC Annual Congress...

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.[...READ MORE]

Winners of inaugural Emirates Green Building Council Awards...

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, concluded on Thursday, with industry stakeholders across the construction supply chain resolving to work together and take concerted efforts to promote sustainable built environments in the region.[...READ MORE]

Global experts attend opening of 2nd EmiratesGBC Annual...

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, discussed the financing of green buildings, the design and operation aspects in the building phase and local and regional sustainable development initiatives on its opening day on Wednesday.[...READ MORE]

2nd Emirates Green Building Council Annual Congress to...

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, to be held on December 11 & 12, 2013, at the Grosvenor House Dubai, will put the spotlight on green building regulations, green financing schemes and governmental approaches to promote all-round sustainable development.[...READ MORE]

2nd Emirates Green Building Council Annual Congress on...

In the largest of its kind gathering of experts representing the sustainable built environment, Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will host its second Annual EGBC Congress on December 11 and 12, 2013, at the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates GBC networking event on Nov. 13 to...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will organise an industry networking event that discusses the importance of effective waste management.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council’s Focus Day to discuss...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will organise a Focus Day discussion on ‘Financing Energy Efficiency Projects’ on October 30, 2013, 8.30am to 1.30pm at the 13thFloor Auditorium of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council invites technical papers on...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has invited technical papers from industry professionals and doctorate-level students on the topic ‘Sustainable Competitive Advantage: An Economic Revolution’ for presentation at the second EGBC Congress to be held in December 2013, in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

1st Emirates Green Building Council Awards records strong...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, is receiving strong response for its inaugural EGBC Awards that honour excellence in sustainability initiatives across the Middle East and North Africa region. Organisations and university students can apply for the Awards with the last date for submissions being October 10, 2013.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC to discuss energy reduction in existing built...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will organise a panel discussion on ‘energy reduction, reuse and renewable energy in existing built environments’ at its monthly networking event to be held on September 24, 2013, from 8.30 to 10.30am at the Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council to celebrate ‘Green Building...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, is celebrating the successful strides achieved by the UAE in green building and sustainability by organising a nation-wide ‘Green Building Week’ from September 15 to 19, 2013, also coinciding with the World Green Building Week.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC Chairman Adnan Sharafi appointed to the board...

First Emirati to serve on the board of the prestigious global organisation. Highlights success of EmiratesGBC in promoting sustainable built environments in the region.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council is exclusive UAE operator...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has been assigned as the exclusive operator of the ‘Green Key’ eco-label to promote sustainability in the hospitality and tourism sector of the UAE.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council calls for setting up...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has proposed the creation of an innovative financing scheme to promote the green retrofitting of existing buildings to make them more energy-efficient. EmiratesGBC will serve as facilitator of the project, which aims to strengthen the uptake of financially viable energy-efficient projects in the country.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC seminar to put the spotlight on sustainability...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will put the spotlight on sustainability trends in the UAE’s hospitality sector at a specialised seminar on June 17, 2013.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC Focus Day to discuss performance of green...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will organise its next ‘Focus Day’ on June 10, 2013, putting the spotlight on the performance of green buildings. High-level government officials and experts from different sectors of the building and construction sector supply chain will share their views on diverse aspects of green buildings during the EmiratesGBC Focus Day discussion to be held from 1 to 5pm at Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council launches first EGBC Awards...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has announced the inaugural EGBC Awards to honour excellence in sustainable built environments and to recognise innovative ideas that contribute to a 'green' construction sector in the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa region.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council launches discounted corporate membership...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has launched a discounted corporate membership package for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the UAE, to further strengthen the participation of various industry stakeholders in driving the UAE's sustainable development.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC’s networking event to highlight role of green...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will highlight the importance of building envelope systems to promote sustainable built environments, at its regular networking event to be held on May 7, 2013, at Grand Hyatt Dubai from 6.30pm.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council marks Earth Day with...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, marked Earth Day with a screening of the documentary ‘Wild Ocean 3D’ that highlighted the importance of sustainable development.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council networking event to discuss...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will review solutions for promoting sustainable built environments at a networking event to be held on April 23, 2013 at Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai. Sponsored by Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure and an EmiratesGBC member, the event will bring together stakeholders, who represent the building supply chain, including developers, consultants and designers.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council joins hands with Dubai...

Green Building Tour and workshop organised at DEWA’s newly-opened sustainable building.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council highlights best practices in...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, is highlighting best practices in developing and promoting sustainable built environments at the Water, Energy, Technology & Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2013 to be held from April 15 to 17 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.[...READ MORE]

First Annual EGBC Congress Opens Today...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, today opened its first Annual Congress at Grand Hyatt Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council unveils speaker line-up for...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, has announced its distinguished panel of speakers at its first Annual Congress to be held on November 27 and 28, 2012, at Grand Hyatt Dubai.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC to highlight green roofing technologies that promote...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will host a networking event to discuss innovative green roofing solutions that contribute to sustainable built environments, on October 2, 2012 at The Address Dubai Mall hotel in Downtown Dubai. The two-hour event, sponsored by Dow Chemical Company, will kick off with a discussion led by Joseph Rokowski, Elastomeric Roof Coatings Group Leader at the Research & Development Department of Dow Construction Chemical in North America. He will demonstrate effective solutions that contribute to promoting green construction in[...READ MORE]

1st Annual Congress of Emirates Green Building Council...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will host its first Annual Congress on November 27 and 28, 2012, at Grand Hyatt Dubai. The two-day event will focus on sustainable practices and innovations in the Middle East. On the first day, representatives from several government bodies and thought leaders from all over the world will address the Congress on the region's critical sustainability topics and relate them to the global green building movement. On the second day, EmiratesGBC will host its Annual General Meeting, which is open exclusively[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council networking event highlights energy-efficient...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, hosted a networking event to highlight the importance of energy-efficient lighting solutions in promoting sustainable built environments.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council's task force to develop...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, is working with industry partners to develop a green financing scheme that will support the funding of green retrofit projects.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council launches e-library to provide...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has launched its Academy page on its official website (http://www.emiratesgbc.org/egbc/emirates/index.php), which provides technical papers and resources on sustainability.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council networking session to put...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will host a networking event on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, to discuss the sustainable development initiatives adapted in the construction of Masdar City. The session will start from 6:30pm at the Centro Rotana Hotel in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council discusses cost-effective HVAC systems...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, conducted its second technical workshop to discuss the retrofitting of energy efficient HVAC systems. At the session, held at the EmiratesGBC headquarters in Al Quoz, the participants shared their expertise in improving the performance of existing buildings in the UAE. The Council members exchanged views on system performance benchmarks to bring cost-effective solutions as well as the technologies available in the market and its impact on the well-being of the building occupants. The summaries from the discussions[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC networking event highlights energy efficient systems for...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, put the spotlight on air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and their energy consumption patterns at its recent monthly networking event.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council technical workshop discusses waste...

The first monthly technical workshop, hosted by Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), discussed the various aspects of waste water treatment in buildings and urban developments.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council promotes dialogue on sustainability...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an organisation aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will hold its dedicated 'Focus Day' on April 25, 2012 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council opens volunteering opportunities to...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, is inviting volunteers from its membership base to serve on various task forces that are aligned to promote the UAE's vision of a 'Green Economy for Sustainable Development,' and the Council's goals for 2012.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council puts spotlight on energy-efficient...

EmiratesGBC highlights the importance of promoting energy efficient and sustainable built environments and its role in supporting the UAE's vision of a 'Green Economy for Sustainable Development,' at the Middle East Electricity from February 7 to 9, 2012 at the Dubai International Convention Centre.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council to focus on strengthening...

EmiratesGBC an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, has underlined its commitment to work towards promoting the vision of a 'Green Economy for Sustainable Development,' announced by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council's 'Focus Day' at WFES...

EmiratesGBC to highlight its activities and goals at dedicated stand at World Future Energy Summit to be held from Jan. 16 to 19 in Abu Dhabi.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council puts spotlight on developing...

Emirates GBC is one of the Supporting Associations of leading business and networking platform for the construction industry. To highlight various aspects relating to sustainable development at Green Build Congress.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC highlights strategies to reduce UAE’s carbon footprint...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, underlined various strategies that integrated demand and supply side management to reduce the carbon footprint of the UAE, at the Smart Energy Middle East Conference held in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council hosts networking event to...

Event to showcase xD Sustainability Manager (xDSM), a new software tool for LEEDEstidama rating application project management. xDSM is a collaborative web-based centralized managed repository that interfaces with The Future Build Portal to simplify sourcing of materials.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council hosts networking event to...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an organisation aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, hosted a networking event on ‘Paints and Building Sustainability’ aimed at promoting best sustainable practices in the construction sector of the country.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council marks the opening of...

Opening of new office in Al Joud Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road also coincides with Green Buildings Week to be held from September 21. To announce Student Research Award and EmiratesGBC Award for green buildings in the UAE. EmiratesGBC honours five organisations for significant contribution to EmiratesGBC.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council facilitates customised seminars and...

Hosts three-day sustainability workshop centred on LEED training for Al Hosn Gas in Abu Dhabi and an Energy Saving seminar for Rotana Hotels Group in Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council network event on May...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an organisation aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will host its monthly network event on Monday, May 30, 2011, from 7 to 8.30pm at the Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.[...READ MORE]

Emirates GBC to host green vendors and Focus...

Four leading green building material providers to participate in EmiratesGBC pavilion. Focus Day on March 30 to focus on application and implementation of ‘Regulations and Assessment Tools’ for green buildings in Abu Dhabi.[...READ MORE]

Emirates GBC hosts first regional meeting of WGBC...

WGBC MENA Network discusses work strategy for green building councils in the region. Emirates GBC to soon shift operations to new headquarters in Al Joud Centre, Dubai, set to be first BREEAM assessed building in the region and aiming for LEED Commercial Interiors Rating.[...READ MORE]

EmiratesGBC hosts networking event on ‘green supply chain’...

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an organisation aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will host a networking event on ‘How Masdar is Greening its Supply Chain – The Future Build Portal’ on Feb. 23, from 7 to 8.30pm at The Address Dubai Mall hotel.[...READ MORE]

Emirates Green Building Council starts 2011 networking sessions...

Emirates Green Building Council starts 2011 networking sessions with guest lecture by Dr. Susan Roaf.[...READ MORE]