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Emirates Green Building Council strengthens UAE’s sustainable built environment with 9 years of path-breaking initiatives

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• EmiratesGBC has been prime driver in facilitating UAE’s vision to be a global leader in sustainable built environments • EmiratesGBC has hosted numerous networking events to date attended by over thousands of professionals • New Board Advisory Committee with government representatives being set up in line with National Agenda Dubai – Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum ...

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Seychelles unveils renewable energy plan in collaboration with Masdar


Seychelles President James Michel has declared the launching of a renewable energy initiative in collaboration with the UAE’s Masdar Company to ensure new sources of energy for the country’s people, the first of its kind in the African continent. He said the “democracy of renewable energy” initiative would give hope to the Seychelles people to obtain solar and wind energy ...

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Building Energy and SES SMART Energy Solutions to install the first off-grid temporary hybrid plant in Saudi Arabia


The portable diesel-solar project is expected to produce 54MWh per year, saving diesel fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The ...

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Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

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By Puneet Kollipara – SciDev.Net A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia and Ethiopia, following its launch in the United States last week. The Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership has more than US$34 million worth of funding and goods to use to pool scientific data and ...

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World record breaking Solar Impulse 2 pilot to speak at Gulf Sol 2015

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Dr. Bertrand Piccard’s first public address set to take place at the region’s leading solar summit. Dr. Bertrand Piccard, one of The Solar Impulse 2 pilots, which made global aviation history this weekend, will speak publically for the first time since breaking the world record at the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit. The summit will take place on 14tth September alongside ...

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Forest communities map their land using data loggers

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By Emese Balog – SciDev.Net Simple data logging devices can help forest communities map their land and monitor environmental change, according to researchers running a trial. An ongoing project by NGO the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) encourages indigenous people in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, to use portable, satellite-linked data loggers to create maps of areas that ...

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UK Ambassador hails UAE’s shift towards clean, renewable energy


The UK Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Philip Parham hailed today UAE’s continuous efforts to align with the shift towards clean and renewable energy. Speaking at the Energy Industries Council (EIC) Connect Middle East event held today at Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Parham highlighted the Abu Dhabi Economic vision for 2030 which aims at having 64% of ...

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GUtech Ecohaus Wins “Best Sustainable Project 2015″ MENA Region Award


BARKA The Ecohaus of the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), a pioneering net-zero-energy residential house built on the university’s campus in Halban, won the category “Best Sustainable Project” at the “Middle East & North Africa Interior Design & Architecture Awards 2015″. The Ecohaus project was funded with a grant from The Research Council (TRC) and supported by GUtech. ...

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AUS wins “Green School” category at EGBC 2015 Awards


Sharjah – American University of Sharjah ( AUS ) won the “Green School” categoryatthe Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) 2015 Awardsheld recently at Al MuroojRotanaHotel in Dubai. The university received this awardfor its Campus Service Center which reflects its efforts and commitment to providing a sustainable and efficient campus environment. The EGBC Awards recognize excellence in sustainability and honor architects, ...

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy organises workshop on energy efficiency in government organisations

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has organised a workshop for government departments and organisations in Dubai, to review the energy demand side management strategy and assess its implementation in government facilities in Dubai. The workshop, organised in Shangri-La hotel, Dubai, was attended by HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy , Graeme Sims, ...

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