Winners of ‘2016 EmiratesGBC Awards’ for best practices in sustainability to be announced on May 18 in Dubai

EmiratesGBC Press Release

Press Release

Winners of ‘2016 EmiratesGBC Awards’ for best practices
in sustainability to be announced on May 18 in Dubai

  • Awards receive strong response with entries from across the MENA region
  • Registration to attend gala dinner available on EmiratesGBC website

Dubai, UAE; March 10, 2016: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will honour the winners of the 4th Annual EmiratesGBC Awards on May 18, 2016 at a gala event to be held at Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai.

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.

The awards will be presented in six main categories, including Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year, Green Building Material/Product Award, Green Building System Award, Green Building Research Award, Training Initiative of the Year and Green Building of the Year with its sub-categories including Green Hotel and Green Commercial Building.

In addition to the professional award categories, EmiratesGBC will also announce the winner of 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.

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “We created the EmiratesGBC Awards as a means to boost awareness of sustainable building in the region. Over the years, as sustainable development has become a key focus of the global agenda, that awareness has also grown and we have witnessed an increased number of sustainability projects across MENA. Our goal today is to recognise the work of those who are spearheading the green building movement in the region.

“It is important that we share their best practices to support others who want to implement sustainable initiatives in the future. The high level of the entries received underlines the quality of the professionals in the region, who deserve to be honoured for their outstanding work.”

Terri Willis, Chief Executive Officer of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), who will be attending the Awards ceremony, said: “The EmiratesGBC Awards are an important way of celebrating the achievements of leading businesses which are implementing the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings in the UEA – a country in which green building will be key to its successful, long-term growth.

“The Awards also recognise businesses across the Middle East and highlight the essential role that Green Building Councils in the MENA Regional Network play in their markets. I look forward to attending the awards ceremony and hearing about those who are raising the bar on green buildings.”

An expert panel of regional and locally based judges, representing private sector businesses, international Green Building Councils and academic institutions, is currently evaluating the entries, which will be audited by KPMG.

DOW and Brookfield Multiplex Middle East are Silver Sponsors for the event. For more information on sponsorship packages follow this link or email engagement@emiratesgbc.org.

EmiratesGBC has also commenced registration for the Awards Gala. The fee for members is AED 350 and for non-members is AED 450. A special offer of a table for eight is offered for members at AED 2,500 and for non-members at AED 3,000. For registration online, visit http://emiratesgbc.org/awards/2016awards/gala/ and for more details, email: events@emiratesgbc.org.

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