Highlights from the Middle East Town Hall series

Sumner Byrne

USGBC convened the sustainability community for its inaugural Middle East Town Hall series to celebrate regional accomplishments and reaffirm strategies for moving toward a healthier, more resilient future in September 2020.

Projects and regional leaders ranged across many countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain and Lebanon. This region has had to be particularly creative in creating sustainable buildings and communities due to the unique challenges of the climate and landscape. But leaders in the Middle East have persisted in the pursuit of a healthier, more regenerative future. 
Read the full Town Hall report to learn more about the Middle East’s green building trends and the key cities, projects and players moving the market forward. Gopalakrishnan P., Managing Director, GBCI – South East Asia & Middle East Markets, provided welcoming remarks; Deepthy K B, Regional Director for the Middle East, GBCI, highlighted some of the amazing progress being made across the region; Dave Witek, COO of Arc introduced the many functionalities of the Arc platform that help make performance measurement accessible for all; and Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, shared his vision for creating a strong and healthy economy through the healthy people and healthy places


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