Dubai Municipality has launched its activities as part of the Construction and Buildings Week 2010, which will be held under the title, “Green Building” with an awareness exhibition on green buildings organized in cooperation with Mirdiff City Centre.
The launching function was attended by Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, Eng. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Obaid Bin Essa, Executive Director of Municipal Affairs, Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Engineering and Planning Sector and a number of officials from the Municipality and the Ministry of Environment and the management of Mirdiff City Centre.
Lootah said that the participation of Dubai Municipality in the activities of this week, which is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Water through its Coordination Office for Municipal Affairs, is on the basis of its expertise in the field of buildings, specifications and requirements for construction in the Emirate of Dubai, as well as the experiences of Dubai Central Laboratory in the field of tests, including all building materials, especially thermal insulation materials, in addition to the orientation of the Government of Dubai towards green buildings.
The Municipality stand in the exhibition displays devices and materials used in the reduction of energy and green buildings as well as its role in providing guidance through the approved standards in the field of green buildings.
The exhibition includes a number of private companies in the field of green buildings who display the general specifications of the materials used for green buildings, the latest designs and modern equipment in the field of green roofs and their benefits in the area of energy conservation and reducing the temperature and purifying the air.
They also display the green wall, which contains latest specifications used for external thermal insulation. A group of companies show modern lighting systems that will reduce energy use and reduce the temperature, which are considered as part of the system to reduce energy in green buildings, in addition to the latest technology and the practices followed in the use of solar energy, which is utilized to provide electricity for lighting the homes.