Green Technologies

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

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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

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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

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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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Middle East users can save up to 40% with the help of compressor modulation technologies

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At the Smart Skyscrapers Summit in Dubai The Middle East can take a giant step towards energy efficiency by switching to Air Conditioning systems with compressor modulation, reducing energy consumption by up to 40%. This challenge was tackled in a thought-provoking discussion led by Emerson Climate Technologies MEA during the Smart Skyscrapers Summit held at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai. The ...

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DEWA wins Green Initiative and Technology awards at 10th Ideas.Arabia

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has won two awards at the 10th International Ideas.Arabia Conference 2015, in the Green Initiative and Technology categories. The event was organised by Ideas.Arabia, part of Dubai Quality Group . The conference, under the theme ‘Pillars of Innovation,’ was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President ...

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Zayed Future Energy Prize Participates in India’s Green Summit

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Obtains Pledge of Support from Karnataka Energy Minister The Zayed Future Energy Prize outreach campaign gained momentum with participation in the Green Summit 2015, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, between April 23-25. The prize participated in the Green Summit as part of a worldwide campaign to familiarise organisations, individuals and schools with the benefits of the platform offered by the awards. ...

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UAE hosts ‘National Roundtable of Financing & Investing in Green Economy Projects’ for the 6th Green Economy Annual Conference’

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The Ministry of Environment and Water, in cooperation with The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), is organizing the 6th edition of the Green Economy Annual Conference under the title ‘National Roundtable of Financing and Investing in Green Economy Projects’ which will be held on May 25, 2015 in Dubai. The conference forms part of the UAE’s preparations ...

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DEWA unveils Green Week agenda

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has unveiled the programme of the second Green Week, which is the biggest community initiative in the Middle East that promotes environmental sustainability, and highlights different topics related to sustainability and green economy. Green Week, to be held from 21-26 April 2015, comprises several events. These include the 17th Water, Energy, Technology, ...

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