Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) is inviting entries for the ninth edition of its MENA Green Building Awards to correspond with the week of World Environment Day.
The awards will be declared at the Annual EmiratesGBC Congress in Dubai in November this year. The honors will empower the green building movement in the region by acknowledging the outstanding efforts of the private and public sector entities, associations, consultants as well as green building and sustainability practitioners.
“At EmiratesGBC, we aim to support the UAE government to achieve Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment by 2050 in accordance with the Paris Agreement. The 9th MENA Green Building Awards underlines our commitment to strengthening sustainability in the MENA region and help achieve the net zero-emission goals. The awards aim to encourage associations, consultants and practitioners to demonstrate innovation and high levels of sustainability in their work.”
The prizes have 17 categories: Net Zero Building Project of the Year; Green Building Project; Sustainable Design Project; Facility Management Organisation; Contractor; Developer; Consultancy; Green Building Product – Indoor Air Quality, Energy Management, Water Management, Green Building Material – Construction Material; Green Building Research Award; Training Initiative of the Year; Retrofit Project of the Year; Best Operations and Maintenance (existing building); Healthy Space Project of the Year and SME of the Year.
KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, has been chosen as the official auditor of the awards to promote a fair and transparent process of discovering the short-listed and winning organizations.
To boost academic engagement, the event also includes the Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award sponsored by Dr. Sadek Owainati, the Co-Founder of EmiratesGBC. A student who displays exceptional work in sustainability will be bestowed with this award.
Supported by the World Green Building Council, the official partners for the awards are Egypt Green Building Council, Kuwait Green Building Council, Jordan Green Building Council, Lebanon Green Building Council, Morocco Green Building Council, and Palestine Green Building Council to promote sustainability beyond the UAE.
EmiratesGBC is awarding Platinum, Gold, Silver and other sponsorship possibilities to several organizations that wish to associate with the awards and the annual congress.