Emirates

Green Building Council

Introduction

The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was formed in 2006 with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception of the EmiratesGBC, there has been significant change in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. They continue to be encouraged by the implementation of green building policies and regulations, by the adoption of consistent rating systems, and by the increase in the overall knowledge sharing and information available on built environments and communities.

The EmiratesGBC is a membership-driven organization comprised of companies and individuals representing all sectors and disciplines of the building industry.  They encourage all those who have a commitment to sustainable development to join us and work together to bring about positive change and a reduction in the country's ecological footprint.

Media

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Wishing you a pleasant stay: Why Dubai’s hotels are upgrading on energy efficiency

Fri, 9th Aug 2019

Hotels in Dubai are reaping the rewards of saving energy and water, thanks to Emirates GBC's commitment to the Building Efficiency Accelerator programme to improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings in the UAE.

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2019 MENA Green Building Awards - application deadline extended

Mon, 22nd Jul 2019

Emirates Green Building Council has extended the deadline for applications for its annual MENA Green Building Awards to 10 August 2019 (Midnight UAE time). This year, the awards include a new category for Zero Building/Zero Building Design of the Year.

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Applications now open for 2019 MENA Green Building Awards

Thu, 16th May 2019

Emirates Green Building Council has opened applications for its annual MENA Green Building Awards. The application window will run from 1 May – 27 July 2019. This year, the awards include a new category for Zero Building/Zero Building Design of the Year.

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EmiratesGBC wins Dubai Quality Award for excellence in creating value for its members

Tue, 2nd Apr 2019

The Emirates Green Building Council has been chosen as the winner in the Representative Entity category of the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award at the 25th Business Excellence Awards for its noteworthy role in engaging, offering benefits and creating value for its members.

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World Water Day: Every drop counts in a region where water is the most precious natural resource

Fri, 22nd Mar 2019

To mark World Water Day, Emirates GBC shares insights on what water means to the UAE, an arid and desert climate, and how the country and the green building industry are taking steps to conserve this precious resource.

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Deadline extended for 2018 MENA Green Building Awards

Tue, 30th Jan 2018

Emirates Green Building Council has extended the deadline for submissions for its annual MENA Green Building Awards 2018 until Thursday 15 February 2018

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Voices of efficiency: Dubai's quest to improve energy performance starts with benchmarking

Fri, 3rd Nov 2017

As part of the Building Efficiency Accelerator project, Emirates Green Building Council discuss Dubai's benchmarking project as part of a proposed policy to improve energy performance labels for existing buildings.

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UAE ready to mainstream nearly zero energy buildings, finds new report

Wed, 27th Sep 2017

The UAE is ready to transition from the position of an early adopter of nearly zero energy buildings to mainstream rollout, finds Emirates Green Building Council in a new report.

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Four new Green Building Councils join Advancing Net Zero project

Tue, 26th Sep 2017

An additional four Green Building Councils have officially joined the World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero project, taking the total number of participating councils to 14.

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EmiratesGBC launches interactive website to promote green homes, offices & schools

Thu, 20th Jul 2017

EmiratesGBC has launched a brand-new interactive website called Green Building Tooltips to encourage green building best practices in homes, offices and schools

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Notes from the Networks – Green building growth in the MENA region

Thu, 1st Jun 2017

Visionaries, thought-leaders and change-makers are demonstrating real green leadership across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, blogs Mohammad Asfour of WorldGBC.

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Emirates Green Building Council & Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to benchmark 100 buildings through BEA programme

Tue, 14th Mar 2017

EmiratesGBC and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy are to undertake a ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in Dubai, under the BEA programme.

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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.

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World Green Building Week 2016 – how our global movement changed perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 3rd Oct 2016

Wow! What a week. From last Monday until yesterday, Green Building Councils, their members and many more organisations and individuals around the globe participated in World Green Building Week 2016!

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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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Events

Tuesday 17th October 2017 to Wednesday 18th October 2017

Emirates Green Building Council proudly presents the 6th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress.

Wednesday 17th May 2017

The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards celebrate achievements, success stories and best practices across the region.