'Green' building on the agenda at The Big 5 Saudi 2013

jeddah-nadyaMany of the event’s exhibitors are expected to display their commitment to sustainable construction at the Big 5. (Image source: Nadya Peek/Flickr) Saudi Arabian authorities have been reiterating thei commitment to 'green' building and sustainable construction at The Big 5 Saudi 2013

Hani Mohammad Aburas, Jeddah municipality mayor, said, “We are optimistic that our country will continue leading the construction sector, because of the support given by the Saudi Arabia government.”

“Jeddah Municipality is working on a number of infrastructure and construction projects to make it a 'green' city, therefore there is a focus on sustainability in all its future projects,” he added.

'Green' building and sustainable construction have been among the key topics addressed at The Big 5 Saudi. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshop identified key components of the LEED ratings systems and provided participants with a greater understanding of how they could be applied in practice.

Mario Seneviratne, director of Green Technologies FZCO, said, “Sustainable construction has been a consistently popular topic at The Big 5 Saudi and its influence on the products and technologies being offered is considerable.

“With such significant projects currently underway and planned for the Kingdom over the coming years, the interest in finding out more about the theoretical and practical aspects of green building has grown and we anticipate a very productive workshop on this subject.”

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