Products & Materials in Sustainable Urban Developments

Acquire knowledge and skills in low carbon design and procurement, focusing on embodied carbon understanding, emission offset strategies, and sustainable construction practices. Analyze industry trends, regulatory impacts, and case studies to navigate future sustainable building practices.
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9 goal industry innovation and infrastructure
11 goal sustainable cities and communities
13 goal climate action


November 15, 2023


4 weeks

Delivery Method

Face-to-face or Online


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Why choose this course?

Position yourself at the forefront of a rapidly-evolving industry

Network with your industry peers globally

Drive policy change and transition towards sustainable materials management

Gain a competitive edge in your industry

Foster creativity and promote innovation in your organization hub

Identify investment opportunities and capitalize on emerging trends

Explore the latest strategies and technologies for sustainable materials management solutions

Master design & implementation of sustainable materials management solutions

Support UAE and global agendas at COP28 beyond

course topics

Gain knowledge and acquire new skills through the following modules:

Introduction to Low Carbon Design and Procurement
Carbon Emissions Management in Building Construction
Implementing Low Carbon Strategies in Design and Construction
Analyzing Trends and Regulations in Low Carbon Design

key takeaways

On successful completion of this unit a participant should be able to:

Understand and apply the basic principles of low carbon design and procurement, including the concept of embodied carbon in materials.

Develop skills to measure, report, and offset carbon emissions in the context of building construction and management.

Analyze and interpret current and future trends in low carbon design, and how regulations are driving building LCA and embodied carbon calculation.

Apply the SEE Integrated Systems Thinking to evaluating, exploring and developing effective solutions in a range of complex built-environment contexts.

who is this course for?

Real Estate Developers and Project Managers.

Architects, Engineers, Urban Planners and Policy Makers.

Corporate Sustainability Officers and Environmental Consultants.

Nonprofit Leaders and Advocacy Workers in Environmental Sustainability.

Graduate Students in Sustainable Development, Architecture, or Environmental Studies.

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course instructors

SEE Institute courses are created and delivered by the leading industry and education experts, who are at the forefront of sustainable change.   

Our faculty comprises experienced engineers who possess practical knowledge and skills for creating sustainable cities and are making headlines with their innovative perspectives.

By joining us, participants have the unique opportunity to learn from and network with our experts, gaining valuable insights and connections that can benefit their personal and professional growth.

Dr. Mohamed Irfan

Program Director

Dr. Irfan is our experienced Program Director responsible for continuously evolving our curriculum to anticipate future developments and innovation.

He works closely with leading experts to expose students to diverse perspectives and uses unique innovation frameworks and strategies to help students move from concept to action, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth. Go from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ with Dr. Irfan’s guidance and expertise. He manages programs with world-class faculty to provide students with the highest quality education.

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