Green building event lined up for Dubai

17/12/2012 - Dubai Property News Bob Brunskill
Green building event lined up for Dubai
Dubai will stage one leg of a major international eco-friendly building event in 2013, it has been confirmed.

Sustainable Buildings (SB 13) is a series of conferences that will highlight just how important it is for the construction industry to adopt greener practices.

The UAE will put on one of the high-profile gatherings between December 8th and 10th 2013, while other cities like Cape Town, Prague, Munich and Vancouver will also take part, AMEinfo reports.

Dubai was selected as one of the host destinations thanks to a joint campaign by the British University in Dubai (BUiD) and Emirates Green Building Council.

The event is managed on an international scale by an array of huge organisations such as the International Institute for a Sustainable Built Environment, International Council in Building and Construction, International Federation of Consulting Engineers and Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative.

Attendees will be taught about the importance of recycling, water and energy conservation and the use of sustainable building materials.

With a large number of major new projects set to get underway in 2013, Dubai is a particularly fitting place to stage such a conference.

Indeed, Knight Frank recently predicted that the emirate's real estate sector will be one of the strongest in the world in 2013, with people from all over the world clamouring to secure a property investment in Dubai.

Not only will this high demand push prices up, it will also put the pressure on developers to create even more innovative new buildings.

Professor Abdullah Alshamsi - vice-president of the BUiD - told the news provider that while people are concerned about the environment, there is a general lack of knowledge on how to address climate change within the building industry.

"We are happy to host the International SB 13 conference in Dubai and look forward to a successful event," he was quoted as saying.

"A conference such as this will help attract some of the best practices in this field and enable BUiD to provide a platform for International and regional experts to share and disseminate knowledge on sustainable buildings."

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