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Sustainability - Codes, Standards and Best Practices

Sustainability - Codes, Standards and Best Practices

Industrial Engineering

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Define sustainable construction and address sustainability challenges at key stages of a project
- Implement an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) and assess environmental risks, thereby improving environmental performance at project level
- Comply with the region’s legal framework and Green Building Guidelines to protect, and enhance the physical environment where possible
- Elevate environmental standards and performance across various structures in the built environment by following Green Building Certification schemes such as LEED, GSAS and Estidama
- Develop and implement a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) for existing and future construction projects, and identify the tangible benefits for their organization


Defining sustainability and its benefits
Legal framework
Department of Planning and Development
Emirates Green Building Council
Environmental/social governance
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in the construction industry
EMS requirements - ISO 14001: 2004/15
GSAS Scheme
UAE Scheme
Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 (2007)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED applicability
Sustainable building design and procurement
Challenges faced
Physical environment
Fundamental design features
Championing sustainability at project level
Sustainability Action Plan (SAP)


This highly interactive course will include consideration of several International/GCC/UAE sustainability guidelines and case studies allowing participants to truly observe and reflect on the value of implementing sustainable construction methodologies within their respective organisations and the difference they can make to their own construction projects.


5 Days




On premises; online; others

Sustainability - Codes, Standards and Best Practices
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