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EmiratesGBC hosts 2017 MENA Green Building Awards in Dubai

Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) was named Contractor of the Year, and Majid Al Futtaim collected the Developer of the Year trophy

The winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards.
The winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards.

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), a forum aimed at conserving the environment by promoting green building practices, has announced the winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards.

The awards are designed to recognise innovation, creativity, and excellence in the promotion of sustainability.

With submissions from six nations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, this year's event highlighted the growing focus of industry stakeholders on innovation and best best practice within sustainable built environments.

At a carbon-neutral awards ceremony held at Dubai's Roda Al Murooj hotel, the winners in various professional categories were honoured in the presence of government officials, industry leaders, and academics.

Supported by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards were organised by EmiratesGBC in partnership with the JordanGBC and LebanonGBC.

Saeed Al Abbar, chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “This year, we had a record number of submissions, underlined by their quality, creativity and original thinking. Across all the categories, what is clearly apparent is the focus on pushing boundaries, setting new benchmarks and contributing to the all-round vision of securing a greener future for our coming generations.”

Green Hotel of the Year was awarded to Hilton Garden Inn, Mall of the Emirates (Majid Al Futtaim), while Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi won the Green Commercial Building award.

The Green School award was conferred to the University of Dubai Green Residential Building and the

Sustainable Design of the Year was awarded to Neighbourhood One Residences Phase 1.

Facility Management Organisation of the Year was awarded to Emaar and CBFA JV Partnering Innovation.

The Contractor of the Year award was conferred to Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).  Majid Al Futtaim won the Developer of the Year award.

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