Adnan Sharafi

16 April 2013 — Emirates Green Building Council is highlighting best practices in developing and promoting sustainable built environments at the Water, Energy, Technology & Environment Exhibition 2013 being held now at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

As part of an ongoing partnership with WETEX, EmiratesGBC is supporting the landmark initiative that aims at encouraging a culture of sustainable development by putting the spotlight on various aspects of green buildings.

Representatives of the council are sharing their expertise and insights on various aspects including energy and water use efficiency and eco-friendly practices at the event.

EmiratesGBC chairman Adnan Sharafi said conserving water and energy resources was a key component in promoting sustainable growth.

“And in this green buildings have a central role to play by adopting innovative solutions, techniques and products from their construction stage and on an ongoing basis.

“It is now imperative that we regard buildings as not just brick-and-mortar structures but as key pillars in the sustainability chain. Through our participation at WETEX, we are highlighting the message of how built environments have a critical role to play in promoting overall sustainability.”

Mr Sharafi is taking part in the Dubai Global Energy Forum, being held alongside WETEX, in a discussion on Greening Existing Buildings.

The forum, organised by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, serves as a platform for energy leaders to discuss local and regional issues related to energy policies, trends, practices and challenges.