Green building and sustainability are a major challenge for the construction industry across the MENA region. The International Energy Agency has estimated that the world’s primary energy needs will grow by 55% by 2030, also estimating that $33 trillion investment is required to meet expected demands. With buildings currently consuming 40% of the world’s energy demands, 25% of harvested wood and 17% of water, many regional governments have worked to improve building energy efficiency and sustainability. This constitutes a major influence on the design, optimization, performance measurements and preservation of buildings, cities, and countries and the people who occupy and use these buildings and resources.
The 8th Kuwait Green Building Conference & Exhibition is a sustainable built environment focused forum. It brings together leading sustainability professionals and stakeholders to debate and share best practices and innovative solutions to the construction industry.
The conference aims to promote sustainability and green practices, from planning, design, construction and operation of the built environment, as well as to the use of appropriate building materials, technologies, services and processes that improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency in buildings. It aims also to strengthen the ability of cities to adapt to climate change while improving the quality of the built environment.