Switching to renewables could save GCC region up to US$87bn by 2030

Switching to renewables could save GCC r…

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 05:33

The GCC could save between US$55bn and US$87bn by 2030 when switching to renewable energy, event organisers announce ahead of the Big 5 Solar

2018 will be vital for UAE’s IoT sector, market to triple in 2019

2018 will be vital for UAE’s IoT sector,…

Monday, 20 November 2017 13:45

With the UAE’s Internet of Things (IoT) market tripling over the next two years, 2018 will be the vital year for organisations to undergo digital transformation, industry experts announced recently...

Burj Sabah adds to Dubai’s green building requirements

Burj Sabah adds to Dubai’s green buildin…

Monday, 20 November 2017 06:04

RSG International has introduced Burj Sabah, a premier residential venture in the plush Jumeirah Village, as a part of the company’s endeavour for green building requirements

Etihad ESCO wins solar PV project for DEWA’s water reservoirs

Etihad ESCO wins solar PV project for DE…

Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:00

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has been awarded the development, and installation of solar PV systems at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) water reservoirs

New HIMOINSA Power Cubes gensets with FPT engines

New HIMOINSA Power Cubes gensets with FP…

Sunday, 19 November 2017 04:42

HIMOINSA has developed seven new models of the Power Cube generator set with FPT engines and an electric radiator with a frequency changer to optimise the generator’s fuel consumption

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 12th - 16th November

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 19 November 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 12th - 16th November

Caterpillar Energy Services’ MWM TCG 3016 / CG132B generator series out now

Caterpillar Energy Services’ MWM TCG 301…

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:30

Caterpillar Energy Solutions has launched its new MWM TCG 3016 / Cat CG132B series that boast the highest efficiency in their output category

Financial criminals increasingly target cryptocurrency

Financial criminals increasingly target …

Friday, 17 November 2017 07:52

Group-IB has announced the key findings from its annual ‘Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2017’ report

Lifting capacity meets loading capacity

Lifting capacity meets loading capacity

Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:10

PALFINGER is expanding its comprehensive product portfolio in the heavy-duty crane segment to include another TEC-series model, the new PK 135.002 TEC 7 that offers an outstanding ratio of lifting...

Renewables to play major role in meeting growing energy needs

Renewables to play major role in meeting…

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:59

The resurgence in oil and gas production in the US, decline in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the traditional ways of meeting energy demand globally, according...

UAE deputy PM visits Barakah nuclear plant

UAE deputy PM visits Barakah nuclear pla…

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:45

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of state for foreign affairs in the UAE, has visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, to witness the site’s...

UAE-based MCB to participate for West Africa roadshow 2017

UAE-based MCB to participate for West Af…

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:39

The UAE-based Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) has partnered with Automechanika Dubai, one of the region’s leading event organisers, for West Africa roadshow from 21-22 November 2017

Grieve introduces 500°F electric belt conveyor oven

Grieve introduces 500°F electric belt co…

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:24

Grieve has introduced No 892, a 500°F electrically-heated belt conveyor, which is currently used for curing sealant on filters at the customer’s facility

Faster cable identification with Brady's new wire identification printer applicator

Faster cable identification with Brady's…

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:24

The new Wraptor A6500 Wire Identification Printer Applicator from Brady can help increase production output by identifying cables with wrap-around labels in five seconds

Okada Aiyon Corp launch TOP205J hydraulic breaker

Okada Aiyon Corp launch TOP205J hydrauli…

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:04

Okada Aiyon Corp, Japanese leading demolition attachment brand, has introduced a new hydraulic breaker, TOP205J, which weighing 1800kg and suitable for 18 to 26 ton of class carriers. TOP205J can...

TS&S completes full turbine overhaul project for Siemens in Abu Dhabi

TS&S completes full turbine overhaul…

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:41

Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S) has delivered the first full life overhaul on a Siemens Industrial Trent gas turbine

Sustainable products at the heart of The Big 5

Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Image source: dmg::events)Sustainable products will be a key growth driver for the Middle East construction sector, according to Mario Seneviratne, a speaker at the Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 and director of Green Technologies FZCO

The region, which has already made major inroads in the adoption of sustainable construction practices over the last five years, paves this growth further as international exhibitors choose to introduce their latest innovations in this market.

The Big 5 2012 will see a number of green product launches and demonstrations from exhibitors, some of which will be introduced in the Middle East for the first time ever. They include Carlisle HVAC Products, an exhibitor from the US, who has developed a robot - the Inspecting, Sealing and Advanced Cleaning (ISAAC) Robotic Solution - to offer efficient remediation of existing HVAC systems.

The robot can clean hard to reach places that are inaccessible to humans. It can also help improve indoor air quality and decrease heating and cooling costs without significant interruption to building occupants.

Similarly, for the region with abundant solar energy, Austria-based exhibitor Sun Master has developed a new solar collector that feature vein-like channels – similar to those found in leaves – to deliver a greater thermal output without increasing manufacturing costs.

Another exhibitor, Taiwan’s Leve Bio-Green will introduce LED lighting systems that are used widely across hospitals, supermarkets, public buildings and warehouses. Their products can save energy by more than 50 percent and have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.

In the region, UAE and Qatar have sustainability regulations already in place that mandate minimum levels of sustainability. Similarly, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have numerous projects that have sustainability related key performance indicators, implying a clear shift towards green.

Sustainable buildings call for a wide range of products and services that are designed to comply with a structure’s complete lifecycle - from design, construction, operation, maintenance and renovation to its final stage of deconstruction. Green projects today are seen as profitable as it offers a greater return on investment for the developers while being cost-efficient for the end-user.

“These eco-friendly launches come at a time when the UAE is driving the way with new rules and regulations to promote sustainable construction,” said Mario Seneviratne.

“In order to increase further awareness for green buildings, one of the educational elements at this year’s event will include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshops which will take participants through core concepts, strategies and implementation of sustainable buildings."

To support the adoption of eco-efficient products among local manufacturers, designers and contractors, The Big 5 will also host the Gaia Awards and the Green Build Conference, which will address important issues and opportunities that are essential to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable in the Middle East.

The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November with Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM EXPO at the Dubai World Trade Centre. An event with more than 30 years of history, it has grown to become the largest of its kind for the building and construction industry, and a truly international stage for the Middle East industry.

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