KEO Elected as Member of the Board of Directors at EmiratesGBC

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Published March 28th, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
Holley Chant, KEO Executive Director of Corporate sustainability
Holley Chant, KEO Executive Director of Corporate sustainability

KEO International Consultants, a leading design, engineering and project management firm drawing talent from across the globe, has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors at the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) for the 2018-2019 term. KEO, will be represented by Holley Chant, Executive Director of Corporate sustainability, and supported by Martina Konrad, Senior Sustainability Manager. This addition to the Board of Directors and the extensive knowledge both representatives bring, will certainly be of great value to the council’s sustainability program.

The EmiratesGBC was founded with the goal of advancing green building principles to protect the environment and ensure sustainability making UAE a global leader for sustainability in the built environment. In this role, KEO will be contributing to the promotion of the Council and its activities and directing the perusal of the council’s strategic plan.

Holley Chant, Executive Director of Corporate sustainability said: “At KEO, we put sustainability at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to building greener future communities for the generations to come.  We are happy to serve this important role and be active members of Board of Directors of the EmiratesGBC, which has proven throughout the years to be, not only a catalyst for collaboration, yet also a hub for excellence to promote sustainability of the built environment. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the mission of the EmiratesGBC as it continues to prosper and expand its influence within the industry.  We look forward to supporting the Council and guiding it to further future successes.”

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of the EmiratesGBC, said: “KEO’s support and active membership of EmiratesGBC over the past 10 years has been highly valued by the Council and we look forward to even more accomplishments in the coming years. As a member of the Board, KEO can strengthen the composition of our Board by offering progressive insights, gained from their industry experience, to help achieve a unified vision of sustainable urban development in the UAE. Their in-depth knowledge will be valuable in supporting the success of our initiatives such as the Building Retrofit Training, and promoting Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in the UAE, and as a board member, KEO’s role will be elevated to be a key contributor of EmiratesGBC’s priority areas and goals.”

KEO embeds sustainability in all its practices, it develops and implements sustainability policies, regulations, strategies and guidelines whilst ensuring that sustainability is considered in all of its projects, from conception all the way through to construction. Operating for more than 50 years in the region, KEO’s strong reputation in the market has positioned it as a globally recognized multidiscipline practice working on some of the region’s largest and most prestigious construction projects.

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KEO International Consultants

For over 50 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. And there is more to do.

Our people are guided by a profound sense of purpose, with an abiding responsibility to those who experience our work. Our ambition is to plan, create, engineer and manage delivery of the environments essential to the success of clients and communities. And with these gifts we reward users and owners with prosperity, comfort, community, health, safety and memories.


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