#LeadersTalk with Holley Chant, Sustainability Director, KEO International

Holley Chant, Executive Director at KEO International discussed the future of sustainability in the built environment

During the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Holley Chant, Executive Director at KEO International discussed the future of sustainability in the built environment, fusion of artificial intelligence and renewable, and innovations that are currently trending in the construction industry today.


About the Company

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 50 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 200 International Design Firms; a Top 20 International PM firm; and 44th largest global architecture firm. We draw from the expertise from over 60 nations, bringing experience from every major market of the globe. With over 2,400 multidisciplinary professionals and staff, we are an international professional consulting services firm.

For more information please visit our website: www.keoic.com

About the Leader

Holley Chant is the Executive Director of Corporate Sustainability and Commissioning at KEO International Consultants, a 2,400-person organization ranked in ENR’s Top 20 International Project Management Firms and BD World’s Top 100 Architecture firms. She has built the sustainability business from the ground up, facilitating projects that meet LEED, Estidama, CEEQUAL and GSAS sustainability standards for both public and private sector clients across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Holley is also a driving force behind KEO’s Building Data Science initiative,  called “City Information Modeling” (CIM).

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Under her leadership, KEO Sustainability won the “QGBC Sustainable Building of the Year award in 2017 and in 2016 the QGBC Green Service Provider, Building Consultant” Award. Holley is a recipient of the Middle East Consultant Leader of the Year Award in 2015 and the Middle East Architecture Awards Principal of the Year Award (2012). She has served as the sustainability judge in the Dubai Cityscape Global Awards (2014-2017).


Editor’s Note

Did you know that we have featured Holley Chant as our front cover last year?

Read Holley’s sustainable story and KEO’s innovative solutions (click here)


Emmanuel Stalling
Emmanuel Stalling is software engineer, technical writer, online philosopher, aspiring novelist, part-time ninja, and fan of hard science fiction. Based in Charlotte, NC, USA.

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#LeadersTalk with Holley Chant, Sustainability Director, KEO International

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