EGBC Focus Day to raise green building performance
Design, construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings
Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will organise its next ‘Focus Day’ on June 10, 2013, putting the spotlight on the performance of green buildings.
High-level government officials and experts from different sectors of the building and construction sector supply chain will share their views on diverse aspects of green buildings.
Adnan Sharafi, EmiratesGBC chairman, said: "The Focus Day activities of EmiratesGBC discuss various concerns and topics that are aimed at strengthening the sustainable built environment. The latest session evaluates diverse aspects of the green building industry, and the tangible goals that have been achieved.
"It is important to understand and share knowledge on the performance of green buildings to encourage more people to take up energy and water efficient initiatives, as well as to integrate green building principles from the design stage itself."
Key topics of discussion include the efficiency of green buildings and exploring the feasibility of a joint industry, government and stakeholder hub for green buildings. Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council will kick off the Focus Day by discussing the experience of the Emirate’s Estidama sustainability programme, highlighting empirical analysis of Estidama buildings during operation.
A panel discussion, which will include presentations by different industry stakeholders, will present a case for closing the gap between design, construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings.
A third session will discuss measuring the impact on the environment with case studies of the actual performance of buildings, how green buildings function and what are the steps to be taken to develop measurably better buildings. The session will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience.
The EmiratesGBC Focus Day is sponsored by Majid Al Futtaim Properties and The Future Build, and will be held from 1 to 5pm at Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
The event is open for EmiratesGBC members and non-members, and tickets can be purchased at AED 50 and AED 150, respectively. For more details, call: 04-3468244 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.