AESG and Tecnalia partner to help UAE achieve its mission to become the global capital for the green economy
Source: Procre8 for AESG , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue May 9, 2017 1:11 pm

UAE. AESG, a leading Emirati owned and operated consultancy practice in the Middle East, is combining its on-the-ground regional expertise with the impressive research capabilities of Tecnalia, through a newly signed partnership.

The arrangement will serve as a vehicle to deliver innovative solutions that drive sustainable development in the UAE, particularly through engagement with government and urban planning committees.

Tecnalia has carried out ground breaking research and projects on behalf of the United Nations, European Commission and governments throughout Europe, South America and North America. 

More recently, the company completed a complex energy mapping project for the Government of Dubai. AESG will enhance its Energy, Sustainability and Environmental consulting service lines through the application of the latest research and technological advancements generated by Tecnalia’s team of over 1,400 R&D professionals.

As an Emirati owned and operated firm, AESG is deeply committed to helping secure a sustainable future for the UAE. Saeed Al Abbar, Director at AESG, said, “This partnership is based on perfect synergy between each organization’s objectives. We will apply the latest research and technological innovation in the world to the specific challenges in the Emirates and together, we will drive large scale sustainability undertakings that address pressing urban development challenges while stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs.”

The companies have clearly identified and outlined some of the prime challenges that plague the country and are keen to work closely with government entities to employ innovative solutions. Among the initial focus areas are:

•                  Assisting in decarbonising the economy to meet their COP21 climate change commitments.
•                  Improving waste management as the traditional approach of landfilling waste places a large burden to government in terms of land use and cost.  The companies hope to instead transform waste into a resource that generates financial returns.
•                  Environmental protection, particularly with regard to curtailing air and water pollution and stemming the loss of biodiversity, through the utilization of research and advanced computational modelling
•                  Tackling water scarcity and ensuring water security while decreasing dependence on desalination which bears significant economic and environmental costs.

“Tecnalia’s main focus is the application of technological research to drive GDP and business growth,” explained Dr. Javier Urreta, Director of Sustainable Construction Division at Tecnalia.

“We will work with AESG to devise solutions that are based on robust research and technological innovation. Leveraging the strong ties our organizations have with regional governments, we will collaborate to solve some of the greatest urban and environmental challenges in the Middle East.”

Photo Caption: Saeed Al Abbar, Director at AESG

About AESG 
AESG are a UAE based consultancy firm specialised in solving complex challenges in the build environment. With unparalleled experience in the region, gained from working on hundreds of developments in the region, AESG’s multi-disciplinary team of Architects, Engineers, Energy Managers, Environmental Scientists, Fire Engineers, Façade Consultants, Energy Modellers and Commissioning Managers work alongside Clients in delivering effective solutions that stand the test of time.

As an Emirati Owned and Operated Company, AESG’s mission is to truly be an industry leader in supporting the region in transitioning to a greener economy through sustainable urban development. 

AESG is a Board Member of the Emirates Green Building Council and our team sits on Advisory Boards of a number of regional Universities as well as participate in a number of government stakeholder groups.



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