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EmiratesGBC, TÜV Rheinland to offer building retrofit training

ABU DHABI, November 23, 2020

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has joined hands with TÜV Rheinland Middle East, a leading provider of technical services worldwide, to deliver advanced building retrofit training in the Middle East region.
An independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, EmiratesGBC said the move is aimed at upskilling the public and private sector with advanced retrofit capabilities.
Participants will get complete access to the highly Advanced Building Retrofit Training course designed by EmiratesGBC and endorsed by TÜV Rheinland Middle East. 
The training consists of four modules and will cover several important elements of building retrofit such as Auditing and Commissioning, HVAC, motors, pumps and fans, HVAC Electronically Commutated Motors (ECMs), Air Quality, Lighting, Energy Management System & Building Automation System, Electric Network, Solar Systems, Water, Waste, Economic Evaluation, Measurement Instruments, Retrofit Procedures and Case Studies, and Retrofitting to Net Zero.
Those who pass the examination conducted by PersCert TÜV will receive the ‘Building Retrofit Specialist with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification’, an internationally recognised certificate for building retrofit, it stated.
Chairman Ali Al Jassim said: "At EmiratesGBC, our aim is to support the region in driving sustainable built environments, thereby adding more value to property and other core economic sectors. In this, building retrofits play a key role, more so as nations such as the UAE work towards its commitment to achieve Net Zero Buildings by 2050."
"Our partnership with the TÜV Rheinland Group will enable organisations to prepare for Net Zero Buildings by covering critical aspects such as waste disposal and water treatment, indoor air quality and deep retrofit," he added.
Fares Naouri, CEO of TÜV Rheinland Middle East, said: "We are a leading competence companion for excellence in the technical qualification field. Bringing around 150 years of experience, we offer over 750 certification programs for professionals in over 150 locations worldwide."
"We are privileged to partner with Emirates GBC to support in imparting the necessary skillsets for Building Retrofit trainings. These will help the professionals from both public and private sectors to empower their technical competencies in building retrofit and gain global recognition at the same time," he added.
To qualify for taking part in the Advanced Building Retrofit Training course, aspirants should have a degree in architecture or any of the building-related area such as civil, electric, energy or mechanical engineering. 
They should also have at least one year of professional experience in building engineering or energy management, and/or five years of work experience if they do not have a university degree in any building-related area of engineering or architecture.
On completion, participants will gain knowledge in building retrofit principles and procedures applicable to the region; energy audits, building commissioning, preventive maintenance, and measurement and verification; difference between different HVAC systems and controls; identify energy efficient HVAC systems, lighting, pumps, fans and motors.-TradeArabia News Service 


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