Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid
Director, Demand Side Management
Supreme Council of Energy
Energy efficiency is a growing challenge in the Middle East due to population growth, economic activity, and high consumption rates that are unsustainable in the long term. This discussion aims to address the importance of energy efficiency on new residential developments as well as retrofits and the measures that should be taken to achieve this.
The Middle East is focusing on ensuring sustainable development while preserving the environment to achieve a perfect balance between economic and social development. This session discusses strategies that are imperative for sustainable community development to create healthier, resource-efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly communities that could see a better return on investment for developers.
Construction costs form a significant component of the selling price of any residential project. This session will discuss best practices to minimise building operations and maintenance costs in order to make a project affordable.