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EmiratesGBC to highlight innovation and sustainable housing at Big 5 conference

Will host Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities workshops Highlighting its support to the UAE Innovation Week, Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), has announced that it will be focussing on innovation at its presentation and seminar taking place at The Big 5, to be held from November 23 to 26, at the Dubai World Trade Centre […]

| | Nov 21, 2015 | 12:30 pm
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Will host Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities workshops

Highlighting its support to the UAE Innovation Week, Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), has announced that it will be focussing on innovation at its presentation and seminar taking place at The Big 5, to be held from November 23 to 26, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai.

EmiratesGBC elaborated that it will be hosting a two-hour seminar at the conference as part of its Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities workshop programme, which will discuss sustainable housing in the MENA region and how innovation can be used to provide solutions. The workshop will reportedly give the floor to other Green Building Councils in the GCC region, including representation from Lebanon, Qatar and Jordan, to discuss whether implementation of the concept of sustainable affordable housing is feasible in the region.

The workshop, which will be held on November 23 from 2 pm to 4 pm, is CPD accredited, and attendance is free for anyone registering before November 22, EmiratesGBC informed.

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, stressing that innovation plays a key role in any industry, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency, where great savings can be made by using the correct technology solutions, Al Abbar said: “One of the challenges we have identified when it comes to sustainable affordable housing is the tendency by project developers to overlook the long-term benefits of green building in the face of higher upfront cost. Our hosted seminar will provide us with a strong platform, where we can help remove such misconceptions and guide developers through the best ways to match sustainable building with affordable housing, so that developers, owners and end-users can all benefit, while providing sustainable development to the country.”

According to EmiratesGBC, those interested can visit https://www.thebig5.ae/free-education/certified-workshops/affordable-housing-sustainable-communities/agenda/ for more information and registration.


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