Farah Naz is head of innovation and ESG for the Middle East and Africa. She is a chartered engineer, award-winning climate change strategist, and co-author of the Middle East region’s first book on net zero cities. Farah has over 20 years’ experience in the built environment, having worked on iconic projects such as the Museum of the Future, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Bee’ah HQ in Sharjah, and the Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion. She leads our sustainability and innovation agenda for the built environment across the Middle East, and focuses on climate-smart cities, net zero transition for buildings, and inclusive, integrated, innovative environmental strategies.
Since arriving in Dubai in 2015, Farah has been steering sustainability and innovation agenda in the built environment across the Middle East.
Her name is synonymous with implementable sustainability and energy strategies, and she has supported several iconic projects, in Middle East and United Kingdom to achieve their sustainability goals.
While based in the UK, Farah was heavily involved in creating the energy strategy for the country’s first zero-energy building, Ashmount Primary School, which won the 2015 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Sustainable Buildings Award.
As an innovator, Farah focuses on implementing best practices in the built environment by applying systems related to the Food-Energy-Water Nexus, biomimetics, the Five Capital model of Sustainability, Liveability, and Inclusive Innovation Frameworks, which will build the foundation of the cities and communities of the future.
Farah is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Chair of CIBSE’s UAE Chapter, LEED and WELL Accredited Professional and Verified Research Expert for the Dubai Future Foundation.
Farah is an active advocate of STEM education for future generations.
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