Emirates Green Building Council
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 on March 21, 2012 to highlight the role that cooling systems have on the environment.
The independent forum, sponsored by Trane, a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions, will be held at Meydan Hotel, The Ball Room, and will discuss the intricacies of cooling systems in existing buildings.
International guest speaker, Mike Thompson, Global Leader of Refrigerant Strategy at Ingersoll Rand, will present the important role of refrigerants in sustainability. Consulting engineers, architects, system operators and building owners are expected to take part in the session, which will offer a better understanding of the refrigerant technology, how it relates to system efficiency, its availability, lifecycle cost and maintenance.
Adnan Sharafi, EmiratesGBC Chairman said: “HVAC system design is an important aspect in construction which also plays a key role in sustainability. As the most essential thermodynamic component of cooling systems, HVAC systems, using sustainable and efficient refrigeration plays an important role in delivering sustainable cooling. Emirates Green Building Council is focused on highlighting all aspects of building sustainability, and the session will provide valuable insights to all industry stakeholders.”
Several topics related to the Kyoto and Montreal Protocol; how climate change will impact the HVAC industry; understanding the complex inter-relationship between Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP); and intense pressure globally on high GWP refrigerants and its effect will be covered in the two-hour discussion.
EmiratesGBC is a thought leader in the industry that links stakeholder groups to interact and share best practices towards sustainable-built environment. In addition to networking events, the Council participates in major conferences and exhibitions, facilitates workshops focusing on important issues related to green building on and hosts a series of initiatives that promote industry dialogue.
EmiratesGBC is also inviting corporates and individuals, who are dedicated to sustainable solutions and practices. Members gain significant benefits that include taking part in networking events and comprehensive programmes led by industry leaders.