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EmiratesGBC co-founder joins WorldGBC committee

Emirates Green Building Council co-founder, Habiba Al Marashi, has been appointed to the membership committee of the World Green Building Council

Habiba Al Marashi’s appointment to the membership committee of the WorldGBC will further strengthen ties between EmiratesGBC and its global counterpart.
Habiba Al Marashi’s appointment to the membership committee of the WorldGBC will further strengthen ties between EmiratesGBC and its global counterpart.

Habiba Al Marashi, co-founder, board member, and treasurer of the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), has been appointed to the membership committee of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

Saeed Al Abbar, chairman of EmiratesGBC, has served as board director of WorldGBC since 2015. Dr Sadek Owainati, co-founder of EmiratesGBC, has also previously represented the UAE organisation on the membership committee of its global counterpart.

Al Abbar said that the latest appointment further strengthens ties between EmiratesGBC and WorldGBC.

“The appointment of Habiba Al Marashi, a leader in shaping a sustainable environment in the Arab world, to this important committee in the WorldGBC highlights the strong role that EmiratesGBC plays in leading the dialogue and tangible action to promote sustainable built environments globally.

“With two key positions in the WorldGBC, we present the advances that the UAE and the MENA region have accomplished in promoting green building practices. Our significant achievements in promoting a culture of sustainable built environments serve as an inspiration and referral point for several other GBCs.”

Commenting on her appointment to the membership committee of the WorldGBC, Al Marashi added: “This is indeed a great honour to represent our nation at the WorldGBC. It presents the opportunity to work with committed green building experts across the world, and to share our learnings and experiences.

“It is important more than ever before to focus our energies on promoting sustainable development, [accelerating] initiatives to boost energy and water efficiency, and [reducing] the global carbon footprint,” she added.

EmiratesGBC has played a role in the steering committee of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) GBC Network since its establishment in 2010. The UAE body has also worked to bring together all regional GBCs in a bid to promote the development of green buildings, retrofitting, and sustainable innovation.

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