EGBC Awards 2014 to be held in Dubai on 11 June

The EGBC Awards honour best practices in sustainability

Saeed Al Abbar, chairman, EGBC.
Saeed Al Abbar, chairman, EGBC.

Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) will announce the winners of the EGBC Awards 2014 at a gala event to be held on 11 June, 2014 at Grosvenor House, Dubai.

This year’s edition of the EGBC Awards, which honour best practices in sustainability, will be presented in six categories, which include Green Building of the Year, Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year, Green Building System Award, and others.

A special Dr. Sadek Owainati Award for Students, sponsored by EGBC co-founder Dr. Sadek Owainati, will also be awarded to a university student for exceptional research work on a subject related to green buildings in the Middle East.

Commenting on the EGBC Awards, Saeed Al Abbar, chairman, EGBC, said: “The enthusiastic response for the EGBC Awards 2014 from industry stakeholders across the region is a strong endorsement of the increasing interest in promoting sustainable built environments.”

“The entries also underline the significant focus on innovation to develop path-breaking green products and solutions in the region, which will further steer the green building industry in the future,” Al Abbar added.

According to EGBC, the introduction of the Green Building of the Year Award this year has been well-received with several entries received, highlighting the increase in the number of projects developed to the highest sustainability standards.

“The projects push the envelope in design and processes, as well as in the use of building materials to promote energy and water efficiency,” said Al Abbar. “The awards have also been well-received by facility management companies, a reiteration of the active participation of various industry stakeholders in promoting sustainable built environments.”

The entries are currently being evaluated by an expert panel of judges representing private sector businesses, international Green Building Councils and academic institutions. Jotun Paints, Al Abbar Group and Emrill Services LLC are the co-sponsors of the EGBC Awards 2014.

Founded in 2006, EGBC is an organisation that promotes and educates on green issues in the built environment and is the official body for the UAE endorsed by the World Green Building Council. EGBC currently has around 260 members in the UAE.

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