EmiratesGBC to highlight green roofing technologies that promote energy efficiency at industry networking event

Adnan Sharafi, Emirates Green Building Council Chairman

Dubai: September 30, 2012

By: Zulfiqar Shah

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will host a networking event to discuss innovative green roofing solutions that contribute to sustainable built environments, on October 2, 2012 at The Address Dubai Mall hotel in Downtown Dubai.

The two-hour event, sponsored by Dow Chemical Company, will kick off with a discussion led by Joseph Rokowski, Elastomeric Roof Coatings Group Leader at the Research & Development Department of Dow Construction Chemical in North America. He will demonstrate effective solutions that contribute to promoting green construction in the Middle East. His presentation will be supported by case studies of projects undertaken in various geographies.

Adnan Sharafi, EmiratesGBC Chairman said: “There is a growing interest in green roofs which play an integral role in driving energy efficiencies. This has strengthened demand for advanced roof coating technology.  Our networking event puts the spotlight on this important aspect that will enable our industry players to further engage with all interested in sustainable built environments leading to the sustainability goals of the UAE. EmiratesGBC is committed to providing robust platforms for all stakeholders in the industry supply chain to share best practices.”

Green roof system is recognised as a cost-effective roofing solution.  It  contributes in providing greater thermal performance that improves energy efficiency and living comfort. Dow Chemical Company has decades of experience in developing additives for manufacturing roof coatings and at the networking event participants can gain insights on leveraging this new technology.

The EmiratesGBC networking event is open to both members and non-members of the Council. Members have to pay AED 50, and non-members AED 150. Interested participants can email their interest to: events@emiratesgbc.org.

EmiratesGBC regularly hosts and participates in multinational events, conferences and forums. The EmiratesGBC has also developed a suite of activities, inclusive of networking events, technical workshops, focus days and facilitated training based around specific issues related to the built-environment that meet the needs of its members, of the UAE community, and the wider Middle East.