Dubai, UAE: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will open entries for the ninth edition of its flagship MENA Green Building Awards to coincide with the week of World Environment Day. The Awards will be announced at the Annual EmiratesGBC Congress in Dubai in November this year.
The 9th MENA Green Building Awards will strengthen the green building movement in the region by honouring the outstanding work of private and public sector entities, associations, consultants as well as green building and sustainability practitioners.
His Excellency Ali Al Jassim, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “At EmiratesGBC, our aim is to support the UAE government to achieve Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment by 2050 in accordance with the Paris Agreement. The 9th MENA Green Building Awards underpins our commitment to strengthening sustainability in the MENA region and help achieve the net zero emission goals. The Awards to be announced at our Annual EmiratesGBC Congress aims to encourage associations, consultants and practitioners to demonstrate innovation and high levels of sustainability in their work.”
The 9th MENA Green Building Awards have 17 categories: Net Zero Building Project of the Year; Green Building Project; Sustainable Design Project; Facility Management Organisation; Contractor; Developer; Consultancy; Green Building Product – Indoor Air Quality, Energy Management, Water Management, Green Building Material – Construction Material; Green Building Research Award; Training Initiative of the Year; Retrofit Project of the Year; Best Operations & Maintenance (existing building); Healthy Space Project of the Year and SME of the Year. KPMG has been selected as the official Auditor of the Awards to support a fair and transparent process of determining the short-listed and winning organisations.
To encourage academia engagement, the event also includes the Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award sponsored by Dr. Sadek Owainati, the Co-Founder of EmiratesGBC. A student who showcases outstanding work in sustainability will be given this award.
Endorsed by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the official partners of the MENA Green Building Awards are Egypt Green Building Council (EgyptGBC), Kuwait Green Building Council (KuwaitGBC), Jordan Green Building Council (JordanGBC), Lebanon Green Building Council (LebanonGBC), Morocco Green Building Council (MoroccoGBC) and Palestine Green Building Council (Palestine GBC) in order to promote sustainability beyond the UAE.
EmiratesGBC is offering Platinum, Gold, Silver and other sponsorship opportunities to various organisations that wish to collaborate for MENA Green Building Awards and Annual EmiratesGBC Congress. For more details on submissions, sponsorship and general queries, visit https://emiratesgbc.org/ or contact the EmiratesGBC team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 04 346 8244.
With over 170 members, EmiratesGBC rolls out a suite of activities such as networking events, technical workshops and trainings in order to push sustainability in the UAE and the wider Middle East.
© Press Release 2020