Dubai Municipality bags global green award

The award for sustainable development and green initiatives was given away at the Green Economy Forum held in Berlin recently.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 26 May 2014, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:44 PM

The Dubai Municipality’s green efforts to cut down energy consumption in the emirate by implementing green building regulations and replacing old lighting systems with LED lamps have fetched the civic body the Global Green Award 2014. The award for sustainable development and green initiatives was given away at the Green Economy Forum held in Berlin recently.

Assistant Director-Generals Salem bin Mesmar and Salah AbdulRahman Amiri, who received the award, handed it over to the Director-General of the Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah at his office at the municipality’s headquarters in Deira.

Mohamed Al Noori, director of partnership department, and Ismail Al Banna, director corporate marketing and relations department, were also present, the municipality said in a Press statement.

On receiving the award, Lootah said: “The civic body has been considered for this honour by the award committee for its keenness and commitment on the implementation of the Green Building Regulations in the Dubai and gradually to changing the old systems to energy saving systems.”

“The committee has also considered the formation of a special committee for sustainability to study and execute green initiatives,” he said.

sajila@khaleejtimes.com


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