The first Saudi Green Buildings Forum will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh from 16 - 18 October.
Saudi Arabia will spend 40 billion US-Dollar on the construction of "smart buildings" during the next eight years.
The former models of development in the Gulf Region did not succeed in producing sustained growth at the Gulf. Facing the threat of today's subsiding economic development and the increasing per capita carbon-emissions aligned with the rushing depletion of natural resources the Gulf-governments recognised a chance in shifting their efforts towards energy-saving concepts. This new movement shall help to save their remaining natural resources and to develop new green products and applications. Especially green buildings are a promising business area with the need of highly professional techniques and project planning.