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Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Dubai to promote its position as global and regional centre of 3D printing in construction and design. Plans have been revealed today in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohamed …

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Qatar University achieves membership of UN Academic Impact

Qatar University ( QU ) has achieved another significant international accolade — member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The organization was recognized by the UN Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Cristina Gallach for its commitment to ten principles — commitment to the UN Charter; human rights; educational opportunity for all; higher education opportunity for every interested individual; …

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Innovation and Technology to drive Smart HR evolution at HR Tech MENA Summit

Two-day summit comes as region’s IT spending posts 8% year-on-year growth to over USD211 billion HR Tech MENA, the region’s first summit dedicated to leveraging technology for human capital development, will cast light on how smart innovation has been transforming human capital management. The summit, which will be held from May 13 to 14 at the Taj Towers Dubai, proves …

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3,000 UAE students attend Abu Dhabi sustainability week to learn about sustainability and advances in clean energy

The conference, hosted by Masdar , at the start of the UAE’s Year of Innovation, introduces local students to the latest developments in renewable energy and clean technology More than 3,000 students attended the 2015 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) held in Abu Dhabi, 17-24 January. Masdar – Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company – is committed to educating children about …

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Dubai solidifies sustainable stance

Green concrete, smart information management, solar powered city unveiled by Municipality boss at The Big 5 Dubai Municipality is taking radical steps to ensure the city maintains its leading-edge reputation for sustainability. Keynote speaker at the opening of the two-day Sustainable Design and Construction Conference at The Big 5, HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality , unveiled …

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QNB Group: Qatar’s Non-Hydrocarbon Sector Continues to Drive Economic Growth

The non-hydrocarbon sector in Qatar continues to drive economic growth, supporting the diversification of the economy. Real GDP growth accelerated to 5.7% in Q2 2014, from a revised 5.4% in the previous quarter, according to figures released last Tuesday by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS). Rapid growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector (11.3%) was spurred by large investments …

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2014 CSE Research on Sustainability Reporting in the Middle East Region

Mapping the current situation in Middle East regarding the use of GRI, External Assurance and Strategies The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) recently conducted research to observe the emerging trends for the publication of sustainability reports and external assurance in the Middle East region. To examine the statistical results, CSE processed data retrieved from the international database of GRI …

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Green economy roadmap for Qatar launched

Environmental Initiative Set Up During Joint Seminar By Qatar Green Building Council And International Chamber Of Commerce (Qatar) Doha, Qatar: THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE QATAR (ICC Qatar) has launched the ICC Green Economy Roadmap and Energy and Environment Commission during a seminar jointly hosted by ICC Qatar and Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC). More than 60 professionals and project …

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Sustainability in Water Technologies to help combat the GCC Water Crisis

Technologies like hybrid desalination and recycled produced water will help suffice the increasing water demands Ensuring water security for sustenance and growth has been a constant challenge for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. With increasing population and growth in industrial and agricultural activities, pressure on existent water resources is further amplified. Focus of the water sector in the GCC …

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Emirati designed ‘Green Villas’ get set for big launch at Cityscape Abu Dhabi

Malak Ali Hassan, Owner and CEO of 3Dimension, and the Emirati designer of the ‘Green Pre-designed Villa Concept’ being launched at Cityscape Abu Dhabi this month. Eco-friendly investment options take centre stage at UAE capital’s premier property event as Masdar City & 3Dimension showcase latest projects Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 April, 2014: An Emirati designed environmentally friendly villa concept will …

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