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Schneider support for Saudi Green Building Forum

Initiative encourages adoption of sustainable practices for buildings in Saudi Arabia

| | Nov 30, 2011 | 1:31 pm
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Initiative encourages adoption of sustainable practices for buildings in Saudi Arabia

Energy management company Schneider Electric demonstrated its support for green causes by supporting the Saudi Green Building Forum that ran from October 16 to 17 as silver sponsors. The inaugural edition of the forum was organised by MEED Business Intelligence.

Christophe Campagne, Country President, Schneider Electric-Saudi Arabia, addressed the forum at a session, titled ‘Integrated solutions for green buildings’. Schneider Electric’s participation followed the launch of its latest offering, EcoStruxure, which it says unites its wide-spectrum expertise in power, data centres, processes and machines, building control, as well as physical security to deploy intelligent energy-management solutions. By providing comprehensive reference architecture across key environments and applications, Schneider Electric claims it is trying to reduce inefficiencies and make energy waste identifiable and avoidable. The company says it has launched an e-learning website Energy University to provide the latest information and professional training on energy-efficiency concepts and best practices.

Jawad Ali, Vice President-Building Business, Schneider Electric, said: “Initiatives, such as the Saudi Green Building Forum, are becoming increasingly important in the region. It is also encouraging to see traditional oil and gas based economies at the forefront of energy-efficiency driven programmes. As the global leader in energy management, Schneider Electric understands the need to support and nurture the changing attitude towards sustainable development through events such as this forum.”

In addition to providing a platform for a crucial industry forum to debate best practice on a variety of disciplines including design, construction and the built environment, the Saudi Green Building Forum highlighted the pivotal role of engaging the wider community for achieving an environmentally sustainable future.

Developed in conjunction with key governmental partners, agencies and other leading stakeholders, the Saudi Green Building Forum is a key milestone in Saudi Arabia’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness and promote sustainability.

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