The Future Build (www.thefuturebuild.com) is a new green building materials portal that helps architects, engineers and contractors – particularly in the UAE and wider region – confidently select and source environmentally sustainable, third party-certified products to meet their projects’ environmental objectives. The Future Build also offers sustainable supply chain training courses and consulting, as well as local and international news regarding the green building industry and materials.
The first such portal to originate in the region, The Future Build lists products that have been assessed and selected according to the same standards and criteria that Masdar City uses to understand the full cradle-to-cradle lifecycle of the products and materials that go into building and operating one of the most sustainable cities on earth.
The Future Build is a rich multimedia directory with an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple for users to find environmentally preferable products. Each product is listed alongside its images, brochures, specifications and CAD details. The portal has a number of powerful search features, and links to all relevant divisions and the most updated Construction Specification Institute (CSI) categories.
In the eyes of architects, engineers and contractors, The Future Build is unique among sustainable building materials directories because Masdar City is itself building one of the world’s leading green developments. As such, the quality and reliability of each assessment is assured by the strategic importance to the city of a rigorous and accurate supply chain assessment process. For suppliers, this means The Future Build provides a listing environment that helps them stand above the confusion about what’s truly “green” and the problem of greenwashing.
While The Future Build has been developed to serve specifiers and contractors in the UAE and wider region, the strength of its assessments and user-focused design make it a valuable tool for users worldwide.
PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy manufacturing supply chain. Members provide the essential equipment, materials and services necessary to produce clean, renewable energy from photovoltaic technologies. The PV Group mission is to advance industry growth, support continuous efficiency improvements and promote sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services.
Preparations for the 38th edition of MCE - MOSTRA CONVEGNO EXPOCOMFORT 2012, the leading International trade exhibition dedicated to domestic and industrial installations and HVAC - are in full swing. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Italia, every two years this worldwide event brings together the manufacturing and distribution arms of the plumbing, heating, sanitary ware, renewable energy, air-conditioning, refrigeration, sanitary technology, hardware, water treatment and bathroom sectors.
MCE 2012 benefits from the excellent numbers recorded by the 2010 edition: 2,138 exhibitors and 157,447 professional visitors, 33,383 of whom coming from 138 countries outside Italy: installers, distributors, Energy Managers, architects, surveyors, engineers, condominium administrators, design engineers (14,9%), the real protagonists of a market that is witnessing an increasingly intimate relationship between a building and its installations.
MCE 2012 is scheduled for 27th- 30th March 2012 at Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre in Rho.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the world’s leading independent provider of news, data, research and analysis to decision makers in renewable energy, energy smart technologies, carbon markets, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has staff of more than 180, based in 11 office across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.
BNEF serves leading investors, corporates and governments around the world. Its Insight Services provide deep market analysis on wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, carbon capture and storage, smart grid, energy efficiency, water, power and nuclear power. The group also offers Insight Services for each of the major emerging carbon markets: European, Global Kyoto, Australia, and the U.S., where it covers the planned regional markets as well as potential federal initiatives and the voluntary carbon market. BNEF’s Industry Intelligence Service provides access to the world’s most reliable and comprehensive database of investors and investments in clean energy and carbon. The News and Briefing Service is the leading global news service focusing on clean energy investment. The group also undertakes applied research on behalf of clients and runs senior level networking events.
Initiated by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), MEFMA is a non-profit professional body aimed at unifying the facility management industry in the Middle East. The association conducts research, provides educational programs, and assists corporate and organizational firms in developing sustainable facility management strategies. MEFMA provides a standardised framework for Facility Management professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and building owners / occupiers across the Middle East. Education, knowledge sharing, thought leadership, legislative governance and face-to-face networking events are all significant components of strategic FM to be promoted, supported and implemented by MEFMA and its members.
‘Together we can build a sustainable Middle East’
Founded 77 years ago, NUMOV, the German Near and Middle East Association is Germany’s oldest non-profit organisation for promoting bilateral economic relations between Germany and the Near and Middle East. Board members include well-known enterprises such as HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, Porsche AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Bilfinger Berger SE, KfW Bankengruppe, Herrenknecht AG, Wintershall Holding, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, as well as medium- and small-sized companies.
H.E. Dr. Gerhard Schröder, Former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, is the Honorary Chairman of the German Near and Middle East Association.
By organising seminars, conferences and delegations, we encourage our member companies to develop their business activities within the region. Due to our close connections to government agencies and ministerial departments, we are well positioned to represent the interests of our member companies. We provide member companies with up-to-date and useful information about business opportunities as they arise, by means of our publications, which include a bi-monthly magazine and a comprehensive economic handbook.
The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will commence with the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) 3rd session of its Assembly, on the 13th & 14th of January 2013, which will then be followed by the participating event that will take place throughout the week.
IRENA is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to renewable energy. IRENA’s objective is to promote the widespread and increased adoption and the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. This concerns energy that is produced from renewable sources, which include bioenergy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean, solar, and wind energy. IRENA was founded on 26 January 2009 in Bonn, Germany, by 75 states which signed its Statute and became a fully established international organisation headquartered in Abu Dhabi at its inaugural Assembly on 4-5 April 2011. To date, the membership of IRENA comprises 158 and the European Union.
The Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF) is an international non-profit NGO of senior executives and decision-makers and related firms with energy business commitments in Asia, Europe and allied regions. We are an active catalyst for positive change with a unique "fraternal" organizational atmosphere.
We cover all key entities and sectors relating to power generation: Gas, Coal, Oil, LNG, Nuclear, Bio-Fuel, Geo-Thermal Hydro, Legal, Finance, Insurance, Security, Equipment, Infrastructure, Alternative, Renewable and Sustainable Technologies, etc.
The IPPF leads the "New Energy" parade for Energy Efficiencies (EESCO's) Pollution Prevention (P2/E2), GHG Trading, Energy Security, Waste-to-Energy, Standby Power, Smart Grid, Distribution / Transmission Restructuring.