Experts to discuss 'Green Build' issues
Dubai, September 14, 2011
Leading global experts will be in Dubai to discuss the challenges for sustainable development in the Middle East region during a giant building and construction industry event to be held in November.
"The Green Build Congress," will be held on the sidelines of "The Big 5 2011" which runs from November 22 to 24 at Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The congress will provide a platform for knowledge share and debate on a number of topics related to environmental impact, said the event organisers.
Andy White, event director for The Big 5, pointed out the increasing influence of sustainable issues across this industry and thus on the event, over the past few years.
"What was once a ‘buzz’ word in the boardroom is now commonplace. The development of sustainability in the Middle East requires a real push towards financial incentive, enforced energy efficiency requirements and sustainable design knowledge."
"With over 40 per cent of carbon emissions said to come from occupied buildings, there is a pressing need for the region’s construction industry to step up on sustainability and international and regional experts are keen to help drive the process forward."
“With this in mind, the decision to launch The Build Green Congress this year has been extremely well received, and has attracted a very high caliber of speakers regionally and internationally,” he added.
Internationally acclaimed experts from across the world will be taking part in a series of discussions and presentations on the challenges and solutions for sustainable development in the Middle East.
The list includes Dr Nawal Al Hosany, associate director of sustainability at Masdar City, Keith Clark, head of sustainability at Atkins, Adrian Smith, principal at Adrian Smith + Gordon Hill, Mario Seneviratne, director of sustainability at US Green Building Council and Prof Jean-Louis Scartezzini, director, Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory EPFL.-TradeArabia News Service