Region’s first dedicated HVACR conference to focus on IAQ and sustainability 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2008: CPI Industry, the
publishers of Climate Control Middle East, will partner with Emirates
Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) to host a workshop at C3 (The
Climate Control Conference), its first HVACR conference and networking
event in the Middle East. This dedicated HVACR event, to be held at the
Hyatt Regency, Dubai, from 28 to 30 April 2008, will host a ‘Green Day’
on the last day of the conference, focusing on related technologies
through a seminar, workshop and a green marketplace. EmiratesGBC was
set up to create and maintain sustainable Built-environment and protect
the ecosystem in the UAE.

B Surendar, Editorial Director of CPI-Industry, said, “In a region
where the construction market is booming, it is important to focus on
sustainable technologies and standards to alleviate global climate
change concerns. We are very pleased that the EmiratesGBC has agreed to
become the advocate for our workshop and share some of its best
practices and standards with peers around the region.”

The special workshop on Green Buildings will be entitled, ‘Hands-on
LEED design and documentation’. It will include a broad discussion,
primarily on design challenges and also other challenges, like
procurement of Green Building-related materials in the region.
EmiratesGBC representatives at the workshop will include Mario
Seneviratne, Director, Green Technologies; Richard Smith, Technical
Director, WS Atkins and Jeffrey Willis, Associate Director, Arup. Other
key participants include Kimberly Hosken, Project Development
Consultant at Johnson Controls; Sougata Nandi, Senior Manager
(Sustainable Development) from TECOM Investments and Sinan Rasheed,
Chief Mechanical Engineer with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

Smith said: "Climate change is now forcing Carbon Critical design. This
is presenting a challenge to us all, but in five years we will look
back and realise it was not so difficult."

C3’s Green Day will also include a seminar that will attempt to
understand what the Government of Dubai expects of builders,
consultants, contractors and clients in implementing Green Building
projects. Further, Green Day will include a Green Bazaar, positioned as
a marketplace for buyers and sellers of Green Building-related products
and services. The visitor profile will include consultants, contractors
and procurement managers.

The event enjoys the support of the industry. Johnson Controls is the
platinum sponsor, while Emerson Climate Technologies and Leroy Somer
are gold sponsors and Faisal Jassim Trading Company and TAS Middle East
are silver sponsors. Siemens, Greenheck and SWEGON spearhead the ‘Green
Bazaar’.

For details on the event and how to participate, visit www.ccube.org .

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