Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) will focus on the environmental role of the building envelope in its monthly networking event.
William Whistler, managing director of Green Building Solutions International, will be the guest speaker at the event. In his speech ‘We are building refrigerators inside ovens’, Whistler will emphasise the role of the building envelope in reducing energy demand.
Adnan Sharafi, chairman, Emirates GBC, said: “William Whistler is an expert in best practices for green building development, and his lecture will focus on one of the critical components in building sustainability – the components of the structural envelope.
“The external envelope of buildings can play a decisive role in driving energy use efficiency, and he will bring new insights on the topic at the networking session.”
Emirates GBC, currently operating from its new office M-20 at Al Joud Center on Sheikh Zayed Road, has been hosting and participating in multinational events, conferences and forums since its inception in 2006.
The council has developed a series of activities including technical workshops, focus days and training on specific issues related to the built environment.
The event will take place on Monday, May 30, 2011, from 7 to 8.30pm at the Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.