Enpark event to highlight retrofitting
Dubai, September 25, 2010
The positive effects of green retrofitting for both commercial and residential spaces will be highlighted at an upcoming event in Dubai.
The Energy and Environment Park (Enpark), a sustainable community model for commercial and residential use, will host the second green brunch gathering titled Green Retrofitting September 29 at the Amwaj Rotana Hotel.
It will elaborate on the advantages and rewards of applying modern retrofitting processes to existing buildings in terms of saving maintenance costs, creating healthier living spaces and minimising the operational footprint on the environment.
“We wish to emphasize the all-important message that green retrofitting is an inexpensive, one-time procedure that has immense moral, health and environment benefits,” said Dr Ayesha Abdulla, managing director, Tecom Investments’ Sciences Cluster.
“Dubai is in need of authentic green buildings that are energy efficient and which operate in an environmentally responsible manner. This event is an opportunity to demonstrate to critics of green buildings that green retrofitting is not difficult or costly.”
Ahmed Lootah, senior business development manager, Enpark, said: “Around the world, the progressive and evolving thought is that embracing sustainable building practices is a moral obligation and not really a matter of choice.”
“Keeping our mandate in mind, Enpark is pleased to organise yet another event in the Green Brunch series, which is aimed at advancing public awareness on the green issues facing our society,” he added.
The first edition of the ‘green brunch’ series hosted in July 2010 was themed 'Energy Efficiency' and focused on different aspects of the energy and environment industry.
The series that saw a conspicuous number of attendees from both the government as well as the private sector was part of Enpark’s initiatives to promote its business partners by showcasing their achievements in the local market through offering regional case studies.
The Green Brunch series feature presentations and open debates to help raise awareness of new energy and environment-related technologies and solutions available in this market. – TradeArabia News Service