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Ras Al Khaimah 2017 | ENERGY | COLUMN

TBY talks to Prof. Mousa Mohsen Director, RAK Research and Innovation Center (RAKRIC), on the energy sector.

Prof. Mousa Mohsen

What is the latest achievement by RAKRIC?

RAKRIC won the prestigious Emirates Green Building award for the year 2016 in the Green Building Research category. For the fourth year, the Emirates GBC Awards Program honored companies that demonstrated clear implementation of sustainable design, construction and/or operation of buildings and structures across the MENA region. Among the shortlisted companies for the green building research category were Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, and RAK Research and Innovation Center. The jury for the awards were from diverse backgrounds and the awards selection was audited by KPMG. RAKRIC clearly stands out for its extraordinary research work and quality submission, which demonstrated a regional model for the sustainable built environment that is world class and replicable. It dealt with the performance of materials, components, equipment, or completed buildings and was clearly applicable to the MENA region.