• EmiratesGBC Invites Schools in Dubai to Participate in its Building Efficiency Accelerator Project
EmiratesGBC Invites Schools in Dubai to Participate in its Building Efficiency Accelerator Project

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum targeted at conserving the atmosphere by enhancing and promoting green building techniques, has welcomed private schools in Dubai to join its Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) Benchmarking Project, which intends to establish the very first industry energy and water benchmark for colleges in the UAE.

A first-of-its-kind in the MENA Region, EmiratesGBC's BEA project evaluates the energy and water performance of existing structures against comparable structures within the same typology. Institutions are among 3 structure typologies picked for this project, because of their operational and social importance.

By evaluating energy and water data shared by schools, the project aims to assess the energy and water saving potential of school structures. This effort is an important progression in motivating Dubai based institutions to boost their building effectiveness year on year, and reduce their operational prices.

There have to do with 165 private schools in Dubai which could play a pivotal role in supporting the government's target of lowering energy and water usage by 30% by 2030, as per Dubai's Need Side Management Method. The BEA is a possibility for institutions to take an action toward understanding and enhancing their ecological efficiency and sustaining Dubai's energy reduction directives.

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: "Benchmarking is an important for schools to review their power and water use. It makes it possible for the industry to make choices backed by strong information on how you can improve their consumption rates and track their progress. Energy and water administration are inherently installed into the core of green institutions, and today, an extremely limited number of schools satisfy the demands to be sustainable. School are a priority sector and we therefore encourage all institutions in Dubai to join the BEA benchmarking project and come to be leaders, and supporters, in the drive to sustainable development in the UAE."

Joining the BEA project is free and involves schools filling out a survey about the general characteristics of the school, its facilities, and its annual power and water intake. Each getting involved school will certainly be given a customized scorecard at the end of the project to compare its energy performance versus various other participants.

To get involved, colleges could email the BEA group on bea@emiratesgbc.org. The target date for entries is June 15, 2018.

The BEA project is a global initiative led by World Resources Institute (WRI) under the UN program Lasting Power for All (SEforAll), which aims to double the global price of structure power performance by 2030. Dubai is the initial and only city Midle East committed to the BEA, and EmiratesGBC is serving as the BEA City Intermediary in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) to gauge energy efficiency of 100 structures in Dubai across three emphasis groups - Hotels, Schools and Malls.

EmiratesGBC delivers a suite of technical tasks and on a regular basis hosts and participates in international occasions, meetings and forums. It has also established a collection of tasks, comprehensive of networking occasions, technological workshops, emphasis days and facilitated training based around certain issues related to the built-environment that satisfy the requirements of its participants, of the UAE community, and the wider Middle East.

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