EGBC Congress discusses the ‘silent heroes’ of UAE’s green economy
The fourth annual Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) Congress discusses diverse aspects of sustainable built environments. The two-day event began yesterday at Dusit Thani Dubai.
Held under the theme, ‘How do green buildings scale up? Bridging the gap between green buildings and sustainable cities,’ the congress highlighted the role of green buildings as ‘silent heroes’ in contributing to the UAE’s green economy.
Saeed Al Abbar, chair of EGBC, said: “This year, we have scaled up the scope of discussion to identify comprehensive solutions that drive the development of sustainable cities. Green buildings, no doubt, are the silent climate change mitigation heroes in this, and lending momentum to building sustainable environments is important to achieve the ‘green vision’ of the nation.”
The second day of the EGBC Congress includes a visit to The Sustainable City, a 5 million sq.ft project that was conceived to be a world-class example of what can be achieved through a commitment to sustainability. The delegates will also attend a workshop on net zero energy buildings and sustainable cities co-facilitated by EmiratesGBC and The Sustainable City.