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AUS shortlisted for prestigious EGBC Awards
American University of Sharjah (AUS)'s Campus Service Center has been shortlisted for the prestigious Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) Awards Program. The awards honor architects, consultants and contractors that demonstrate clear implementation of sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. The winners will be announced on May 13, 2015.
This recognition highlights the university's firm commitment towards providing a sustainable and efficient campus environment. "It is with great enthusiasm that we receive this award nomination as it inherently highlights AUS's campus development commitment to sustainable design and development and it's important role to the institution. Our goal is to lead the local sustainable efforts through simple yet innovative architectural solutions. This recognition raises the institution's confidence that we are heading in the right direction,"
saidShwan Alhashimi, Director of Campus Development at AUS.
The EGBC was formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Its ultimate goal is to help establish a regional model for the sustainable built environment that is a leader and a showcase for the world.