Mr. Khaled Bushnaq, CEO of Energy Management Services (EMS) has been appointed as Regional Chair of WorldGBC’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Network for his leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings, both in UAE and at the regional level.
With a history of more than 25 years, Khaled Bushnaq’s continuous support and efforts towards energy independence are never ending. “Khaled has been a true champion of sustainability across MENA, and their leadership as Chair will help to strengthen the network of Green Buildings Councils in the region.” said by Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council illustrating the important stance and position Khaled Bushnaq serves in the Green Building industry.
MENA Regional Network comprises nine Green Building Councils based in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Bahrain, Egypt, Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Qatar.
MENA is currently home to over 350 million people, and its population growth has been characterized by rapid urbanization. This is projected to continue, with urban population expected to double from 2010 to 2050, from 200 million to nearly 400 million. This means a large demand for buildings, complicated by the challenges of conflict-induced displacement of people.
Yet MENA region is also set to be critical for the growth of green building globally over the next few years. Green Building Councils in WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network are responding to the challenges and opportunities on the ground, ensuring that the region’s buildings ensure a high quality of life for people, minimize negative impacts on the environment, and maximize economic benefits.
Khaled Bushnaq’s continues efforts in Green Building will allow him to leave a greener world behind.