"Muscat Green Days"
Conference – Workshops
October 5 & 6, 2010
at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Muscat
Press Release
Under the Patronage of
HE Sayyed Salim Musallam Al Busaidi
Under Secretary for Administrative Development Affairs

The Muscat Green Days is an educational and networking platform presenting local and international experts in sustainable management and technology. Muscat Green Days is part of a series of conferences which the organizers are conducting in the UAE, Qatar and now in Oman bringing leaders and pioneers together to discuss and lecture on sustainable strategies for long term growth and conservation of resources in harmony with culture and tradition.

Focusing on the built environment the conference tackles technologies and applications achieving efficient levels of energy and water consumption as well as a healthy living and working environment for today’s and future generations.

The conference comprises a range of presentations and workshops for delegates to chose from. It targets decision-makers in the top and mid-level management of the local and international building and construction industry as well as journalists, architects, urban planning or engineering students and the environmental conscious public.

As part of a standard policy, the organizer Sesam Business Consultants guarantee that carbon emissions caused by the event will be offset through event sponsor EcoVentures, making the conference carbon neutral. This is achieved through investments into projects that lead to a direct greenhouse gas reduction.

For more information, speaker and sponsor opportunities please contact:

Sesam Business Consultants, Philipp von Zitzewitz @ philipp@sesam-uae.com


Gold Sponsor:

Academic Partner:


Silver Sponsors:

http://www.schott.com/arabic/    http://www.alrostamanigroup.ae    http://www.thornlighting.com

Day 1 - Conference Program October 5, 2010

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel
8:00 am: Registration and Welcome Coffee

Morning Session
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chairman: Dr. Dieter Fuchs (Fraunhofer ME)
Dr. Saif bin Rashid Al Shaqsi
Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources
Integrated water management Strategy in Oman
Mario Seneviratne
Green Technologies
Green Building Rating Systems and Achieving Greater Levels of Sustainability in the GCC
Peter Neuschaefer
Waagner Biro Gulf
Terra Save Concept ? Creating green landscapes based on Biological Waste Water Processing with Solar Energy
Potential of water saving devices in our daily environment
Coffee Break
Chairman: Bradley Holliday (Deloitte & Touche)
Ahmed Al-Jahdhami
Public Authority for Electricity & Water
Government Initiatives in the Field of Renewable Energy
Hermito Fernandes
Schott Middle East
Solar Architecture
Vipin Gulati
Thorn Lighting
Sustainable lighting solution using the LED technology and solar power
Vahid Fotuhi
BP Solar Middle East
Installing Solar Power in Remote Locations - a Local Perspective

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session
2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Chairman: Dr. Dieter Fuchs (Fraunhofer ME)
Glenn Platt
KEO International Consultants
Dump Site Closure & Rehabilitation ? An Obligation to Our Environment
Simon Wilson
Five Oceans Environmental
The Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Oman and its Relationship with Sustainability
Simon Buttery
Carillion Alawi
Sustainable Construction - Oman Botanic Garden Phase 2
Coffee Break
Hamad Al Gharibi
Ministry of Housing, Muscat
Urban Growth in Muscat from Patchwork to Sustainability
Prof. Awni Shaaban
Sultan Qaboos University
The Sultan Qaboos University Eco House- Development and Visions
Muhammad Sultan AlSalmy
Hoehler+Partner LLC
Case Studies of Green Building Strategies in Muscat

Day 2 - Workshop Program October 6, 2010

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel
8:30 am: Registration and Welcome Coffee


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mario Seneviratne
Green Technologies

BD+C 251: Understanding Building Design + Construction LEED Rating Systems
U.S. Green Building Council Faculty-led Workshop

Gain essential knowledge of the LEED BD+C rating systems, including credit intents, key elements, main requirements, and referenced standards; synergies among credits; and foundations of the LEED certification process, including basic documentation and considerations. This workshop addresses the following LEED rating systems: LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations, LEED for Core & Shell, and LEED for Schools. Throughout the day, LEED Faculty engage you in discussions and interactive activities based on real LEED projects to enforce what you?ve learned. LEED 201; Core Concepts & Strategies is recommended prior to taking this course. This is a full-day, USGBC Faculty-led course.
For more information, please click here

Registration Options :
(full day catering is included in the registration fees)

Regular  Price
(Sep.24 - Oct. 3, 2010)

Conference Day 1 (Oct. 5, 2010)

USD 120 (46 OR)

Workshop Day 2 (Oct. 6, 2010)

USD 565 (216 OR)

Conference & Workshop (Oct. 5 & 6, 2010)

USD 620 (240 OR)

All prices include Certification of Attendance issued by the GUtech University.

To register please click here


Organiser: Co-organisers: Media Partners:
http://www.sesam-uae.com http://greentechno.ae/   http://www.gutech.edu.om/

   http://www.fraunhofer.de/EN/   http://www.roedl-mereu.com    http://www.ecoventures.ae/       http://www.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en.html    http://www.deloitte.com/   http://www.darranllc.com/index.html   

CO2- neutral conference in cooperation with Ecoventures

Proven contributors to climate change are the emissions of greenhouse gases, one of them being carbon dioxide, CO2. In our everyday life it is unavoidable to cause CO2 emission and to leave a so called CO2 footprint. E.g. Traveling by car from Dubai to Muscat in a regular car produces 70kg CO2. A roundtrip flight (economy) from London to Muscat will produce 2.38t of CO2 emission. One year use of a fridge can cause a CO2 emission of around 100kg CO2/year.

It is possible to compensate unavoidable CO2 emissions by investing into and thus supporting projects that lead to a direct greenhouse gas reduction, support climate protection and sustainable development. The organizer undertakes to offset the calculated amount of CO2 emission caused by the event in cooperation with our partner Ecoventures. Offset projects have to fulfill strict regulations. For more information please visit www.Ecoventures.ae

It is our aim to lead with a good example and to leave a green footprint.