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EmiratesGBC to conduct two building retrofit courses in April

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) is conducting two Building Retrofit Training (BRT) workshops this month

Saeed Al Abbar, chairman of EmiratesGBC.
Saeed Al Abbar, chairman of EmiratesGBC.

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) is conducting two Building Retrofit Training (BRT) workshops this month.

Conducted in partnership with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), registration is currently open for Beginner Level 1 courses of the programme.  

The certification-based training will be held in Abu Dhabi on 17 April, and in Dubai on 30 April.

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An introduction course to building retrofit, the one-day beginner course is encouraged for less technical participants, industry professionals and students, and introduces the purpose and benefits of retrofitting existing buildings.

It will cover five building management categories including energy, water, air quality, materials and waste and innovative management, and is conducted by expert facilitators.

Saeed Al Abbar, chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “The BRT programme has been designed to strengthen awareness and the skillsets of building industry stakeholders to enhance the energy efficiency of their existing and new projects.

“We are confident the programme is a great first step in guiding the industry towards achieving these critical emission targets.”

The BRT programme is based on the EmiratesGBC Technical Guidelines for Retrofitting Existing Buildings that is available in Arabic and English, and serves as a valuable handbook for all industry stakeholders to achieve higher levels of energy and water efficiency by retrofitting existing buildings.

The course also provides an overview of viable retrofit methods applicable in the Gulf region.  An advanced level two course will be launched later this year.

Course dates have been scheduled for the 2018 calendar and can be viewed along with other details on the EmiratesGBC BRT webpage.

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