Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards Honoured for Innovation and Excellence in Sustainability Practices

Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards Honoured for Innovation and Excellence in Sustainability Practices
18 May 2017 -
  • Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards Honoured for  Innovation and Excellence in Sustainability Practices
    Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards Honoured for Innovation and Excellence in Sustainability Practices Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards Honoured for Innovation and Excellence in Sustainability Practices

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at preserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building techniques, today revealed the champions of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards that identify innovation, creative thinking and excellence in promoting sustainability ideal techniques. With record entries from six countries across the MENA region, the honors highlighted the growing focus of industry stakeholders to promote innovation and ideal practices to drive sustainable developed settings.

At a carbon-neutral awards ceremony held at Roda Al Murooj hotel in Dubai, the winners in different expert classifications were honoured in the existence of government authorities, industry leaders, agents of academic community and media. The Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award for a student from an identified university in the UAE, who has conducted remarkable research on a subject pertaining to green structure Middle East, was likewise offered at the occasion.

Supported by the World Green Structure Council (WorldGBC), the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards was organised by EmiratesGBC in partnership with the JordanGBC and LebanonGBC. The occasion was highlighted on social networks under the hashtag: #MENAGBAwards.

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: "We congratulate the winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards not only for their demonstrated excellence in owning the sustainable built atmosphere of the region but likewise for their dedication and dedication to innovation and advertising green best practices. This year, we had a record number of submissions, underscored by their top quality, creativity and initial reasoning. Throughout all the classifications, just what is clearly noticeable is the concentrate on pushing limits, establishing brand-new standards and contributing to the overall vision of securing a greener future for our coming generations. We wish to share the insights from our champions for the advantage of the bigger community and to sustain the building industry in taking on new and tested lasting ideal practices that assist attain far better living environments, greater energy and water use performance, and reduce the carbon footprint." Lee Siang, Chairman of WorldGBC, added: "The 2017 MENA Green Structure Honors highlights the dedication of the regional construction industry stakeholders to go after environment-friendly practices.

The technologies and best practices that the winners present are uniquely matched for the region and can be reproduced in similar atmospheres around the world. This makes the Awards a key part in the global sustainability story that the World Green Structure Council promotes."

The winners of the MENA Green Building Awards 2017 are:
Green Building of the Year:
1. Green Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Shopping mall of the Emirates (Majid Al Futtaim).
2. Green Commercial Building: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; shortlisted - My City Centre Al Barsha (submitted by Majid Al Futtaim) and ADNOC New Corporate HQ (sent by HOK).
3. Green School: University of Dubai, submitted by Kier Dubai LLC; shortlisted - The Arcadia Preparatory School, submitted by Godwin Austen Johnson.
4. Green Residential Building: The Sustainable Autonomous Home, submitted by Mohammed.
bin Rashid Space Centre; shortlisted - Al Zahia Residential - Stage 2, submitted by Majid Al Futtaim and NAGEEB (National Action for Green Power Efficient Structure) Program, sent by The Green Pact.
- Sustainable Design of the Year: Neighbourhood One Residences Phase 1, submitted by.
Multiplex and Woods Bagot; shortlisted - New Ducab Headquarters, submitted by Ramboll and Royal Herbs El Bahariya Ranch Head office, submitted by ECOnsult.
- Facility Management Organisation of the Year: Emaar & CBFA JV Partnering Innovation,.
submitted by EMAAR/CBFA JV; shortlisted - Adeeb Group and Mayar Facilities Management LLC.
Contractor of the Year: Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC); shortlisted - ALEC and Multiplex Constructions LLC.
Developer of the Year: Majid Al Futtaim; shortlisted - Diamond Developers.
Green Building Material/Product:.
1. Energy Management: Daikin inverter R32 Split, submitted by Daikin Middle East and
Africa; shortlisted - Daikin VRV IV, sent by Daikin Middle East and Africa, and
MasterSeal AWB Air and Water Barriers ((formerly Enershield), BASF Construction
Chemicals UAE LLC.
2. Indoor Air Quality: Edmonds Eco Power Hybrid Ventilator, Harmony United.
3. Conventional Construction Materials: Recycled Crushed Aggregates, submitted by Al
Dhafra Recycling Industries in partnership with TADWEER - Center of Waste Monitoring Abu Dhabi.
- Green Building Research Award: Third Working Spaces as Means to Enhance Comfort in Office Buildings in the UAE, submitted by Consulting Engineering Office; shortlisted - Long-term Performance Testing of High Solar Reflective Index (SRI) Products in Gulf Environmental Conditions, sent by RAK Research study & Innovation Center, American University of Ras Al Khaimah and The Real Worth of Improving U-values, sent by Kingspan Insulation LLC.
- Retrofit Project of the Year: The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort - Guaranteed Financial savings Power Efficiency Contract, submitted by Taka Solutions; shortlisted - Freedom Automobiles Retrofit Project, submitted by Liberty Investment Co. LLC; and Siemens Demand Circulation TM Option for American Healthcare facility Energy Optimization, submitted by Siemens LLC.
- Best Operations & Maintenance (Existing Structures): Emaar & CBFA jv - Operational &.
Sustainability Practices at The Dubai Shopping mall, sent by Emaar & CBFA jv; shortlisted - Procedure and Maintenance of home entertainment destinations in the UAE, sent by Emaar Entertainment; and City Centre Mirdif, sent by Majid Al Futtaim

In addition, the 2017 Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award and cash prize existed to Enas Alkhateeb, Professors of Engineering and IT, British University in Dubai, UAE for ‘Potentials of Retrofitting the Federal Buildings in the UAE to Net Zero Electricity Cost Buildings.’ Two students were short-listed for their significant study: Borhan Torkfar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, RIT University of Dubai for 'Usefulness of Utilizing Solar Thermal Systems for power generation in Residential Structure in Shiraz and Dubai;' and Rawad Raidan, Department of Mechanical engineering RIT- University of Dubai for 'Approaching a Design Device for Dubai villas with on-grid solar PV.'.

KPMG was the official Observing Auditors for the 2017 MENA Green Structure Honors to guarantee the highest standards of corporate governance and openness. The occasion was supported by EmiratesGBC's corporate members AkzoNobel as Gold Enroller and Multiplex as Silver Sponsor.

To make sure carbon neutrality of the 2017 MENA Green Structure Honors, emissions from power usage, heat, refrigeration and various other resources were calculated. The trips of participants to the occasion, as well as wedding catering and accommodations, event-specific materials and waste, were likewise taken into consideration.

These will certainly be balanced out versus a project that changes nonrenewable fuel source with renewable energy remedies. EmiratesGBC routinely hosts and takes part in multinational events, meetings and discussion forums. It has actually likewise established a collection of activities, inclusive of networking occasions, technological workshops, focus days and assisted in training based around specific issues associated with the built-environment that fulfill the demands of its participants, of the UAE community and the wider Middle East.