Saeed Alabbar is the Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council, an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE. He also sits on the Board of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a network of national green building councils in more than 90 countries.
Saeed actively works to promote the advancement of sustainable building in the UAE and MENA region by working with industry, academia and government departments to develop collaborative solutions to some of the region’s greatest sustainability challenges.
Saeed has authored a number of papers on the application of cost-effective sustainability in the UAE and MENA region, which have been presented at a number of local, regional and international conferences. He also presented a policy paper at the United Nations Regional Policy Dialogue in 2012 on policy measures that would be effective in tackling the region’s energy and sustainability challenges. He regularly provides training to industry professionals on green building and energy efficient design techniques.
As the Founding Managing Director of Alabbar Energy and Sustainability Group (AESG), a firm specialising in the provision of specialist consultancy and commissioning services in the Middle East, Saeed is involved in managing and directing numerous prestigious sustainable urban development projects throughout the Middle East. He has contributed to landmark projects including some of the largest and prestigious master-planned developments, high rise buildings, housing development and critical infrastructure.
In 2010, Saeed was awarded the title of International Young Consultant of the Year by British Expertise, which recognises excellence in professional services worldwide.
A mechanical engineer by profession, Saeed holds a First Class Masters degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath and is a LEED Accredited Professional and Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional.