As part of its efforts to promote sustainable and responsible practices within Dubai’s business community, the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network, recently hosted a seminar and networking event in collaboration with the Emirates Green Building Council focusing on best practices in green building. The event, held at the Chamber’s premises, was organised by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network’s Real Estate and Construction Sector Working Group, and focused on value-based approaches to designing, constructing and operating green buildings, in addition to retrofitting and greening existing buildings.
The working group, led by Al Futtaim Carillion and Al Rostamani Pegel, includes Consolidated Contractors International Company S.A.L, Tecom Group, Six Construct, ABB, and Majid Al Futtaim Group. The seminar highlighted a number of case studies within the local business community that demonstrated how organisations were able to achieve positive and predictable results from implementing green building solutions and standards. The event provided a unique platform for facilitating collaboration and partnerships on green building and sustainability.
During the seminar, several speakers shared their insights and perspectives, including Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council, Farah Naz, Sustainability Associate, BuroHappold Engineering, Muhammad Faisal Jaffar, Head of Consultancy – Energy Efficiency, Farnek, Amin El Najjar, Operations Director, Enova and Tushant Suri, Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Multiplex. Presentations and discussions focused on progress related to the development of green buildings in the UAE, as well as common challenges and opportunities associated with green building.