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Emirates Green Building Council to support SMEs

by CW Staff on May 30, 2013


Chairman of EmiratesGBC, Adnan Sharafi.
Chairman of EmiratesGBC, Adnan Sharafi.

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Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has launched a discounted corporate membership package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UAE.

All SME owners across the UAE can now join EmiratesGBC at 50% the membership fee during the first year, followed by 25% discount to annual fees for the second year.

Adnan Sharafi, EmiratesGBC chairman, said, "With the new criteria for certification of sustainable buildings being unveiled, there is stronger focus now on developing green buildings.

"Strengthening sustainable built enviornments in the UAE calls for concerted action from all partners in the construction sector supply chain."

He continued: "Small and medium enterprises form the strongest component of our economy, and through the special membership packages for SMEs, we are providing them the opportunity to network with their peers and also benefit from the unique insights offered through our specialised industry sessions hosted regularly.

"Through our corporate membership for SMEs, they also benefit from sharing their competencies with industry leaders, innovating new technologies that are suited for the market and contributing to building a more sustainable economy."

The current membership profile of EmiratesGBC covers planners, developers, consultants, contractors, suppliers, facilities management companies, financial institutions, academic organisations, and legal consultants, among others, who are actively involved in the building and construction sector.



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