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June 6, 2014 – Splash Day at HCT

Members of the HCT GreenNest team, together with the Dean, Dr. Khalid Ambusaidi of Higher College of Technology, initiated a team bonding event within the college. Everyone enjoyed the small picnic, little chats and water activities.



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June 14, 2014 – Walk for a Greener Oman at Shatti Beach Qurum

Students and other volunteers spent their Saturday morning in a walk to raise awareness about eco house and green living. A tree planting activity concluded the event.


  

September 8, 2014 – Oman National TV Network broadcasts The Eco House Design Competition (EHDC) which highlighted different participants’ eco houses; videos and interviews from HCT GreenNest Team were shown on national television.



August 31, 2014 – Official submission of the HCT GreenNest to The Research Council (TRC)

After months of planning, preparation, construction and a lot of teamwork, HCT submits their official entry to The Eco House Design Competition (EHDC), the HCT GreenNest.


August 7, 2014 – The Research Council (TRC) representatives visits HCT GreenNest

Representatives of The Research Council (TRC), together with a government official, paid a visit to the HCT GreenNest.

They examined and checked the progress of the construction of the HCT Eco House.


February 3, 2014 – HCT GreenNest Ground Breaking Ceremony

Attended by dignitaries, officials from the Ministry of Manpower, students and teachers of Higher College of Technology, the ground breaking ceremony was a success.

Her Excellency Dr. Muna Bint Salim Al Jardani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Technical Education and Vocational Training, did the honors of making the first excavation in the lot.


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September 1, 2014 – Her Excellency Dr. Muna Bint Salim Al Jardani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Technical Education and Vocational Training congratulates the HCT GreenNest team



Following the official submission of HCT’s pride, the HCT GreenNest Eco House, Her Excellency Dr. Muna Bint Salim Al Jardani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Technical Education and Vocational Training greeted the whole team for their job well done. She also wishes them the best of luck for the final evaluation on the 8th of September.


September 25, 2014–September 25 issue features HCT GreenNest


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July 6, 2014 – Construction Updates

Construction of the HCT GreenNest has commenced on 12th September of last year. The target date of its completion is end of this month.


July 14, 2014 – Muscat Electricity and Distribution Company (MEDC) and Higher College of Technology (HCT) signs an agreement

Engineer Abdullah Said AlBadri, the CEO of Muscat Electricity and Distribution Company signed an agreement with Dr Khalid Ambusaidi, Dean of Higher College of Technology, Muscat. The agreement is the first of its kind, wherein the Photo Voltaic system is interconnecting with the local utility company.



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May 15, 2014 – Eco House Awareness campaign at Muscat Grand Mall

The students and teachers of Higher College of Technology set-up stalls at Muscat Grand Mall to raise awareness regarding the positive contribution of eco houses. Information about solar energy and green living, activities for children, competitions and giveaways were some of what the team offered to the public




June 22, 2014 – HCT GreenNest accepts visitors

Students from different schools and colleges all over Oman visited the site construction of the HCT eco house. They were educated on the significance of an eco-friendly home.


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HCT Eco Houses Awareness Team conducted a workshop on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at Shinas College of Technology.  

June 6, 2014 – Muscat Daily publishes details about HCT GreenNest

Muscat Daily, one of Oman’s leading paper, featured HCT GreenNest. Philosophy, architectural design, materials and student interviews were some of the few highlights of the article.


September 20, 2014–HCT GreenNest Eco House on Oman Observer September  issue


September 8, 2014 - The Eco House Design Competition (EHDC) jury, together with the representatives of The Research Council (TRC), visit the HCT GreenNest Eco House.



October 13, 2014 – The Muscat Municipality representatives visits HCT GreenNest Eco house

October 14, 2014 – The HCT GreenNest Eco House team conducts  Eco House Awareness Seminar  at The International College of Engineering and Management

November 4, 2014– Official turnover of HCT GreenNest Eco House to the Ministry of Manpower


Her Excellency Dr. Muna Bint Salim Al Jardani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Technical Education and Vocational Training attended the formal turnover of the HCT Eco House.



October 18-22, 2014 – Data Acquisition System and Weather Station installation


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January 19, 2015-H.E.Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah al-Bakri,  Minister of Manpower congratulates the HCT GreenNest Eco house team.


January 18, 2015 – HCT GreenNest Team wins  1st place in the overall Oman Eco house Design Competition

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