UAE: Sustainable Green Building Codes Launched

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UAE: Sustainable Green Building Codes Launched

The UAE has announced it has launched a range of new green building codes.

They were launched to help save energy and water during Expo 2020 Dubai’s Water Week.

The Energy and Infrastructure Minister introduced the list of terms, conditions and specifications which Government buildings and organisations should uphold to get sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

They specify a list of standards, conditions and requirements which will ensure a more sustainable environment for future generations, reduce energy and water consumption, mitigate the carbon footprint of construction and building sites and improve the quality of buildings and their surrounding environment.

They aim to unify local and federal efforts and goals related to energy and water efficiency standards at the national level and contribute to creating high-efficiency buildings. They also aim to work on updating current construction manuals and streamline the development of new guidelines and regulations which align with the UAE’s objectives for the next 50 years as well as its plans to become a global leader in the field of sustainable economic development.

The codes were prepared by the Ministry together with relevant federal and local authorities in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 and the Water Security Strategy 2036. Also reported in Alroeya on 25 March 2022. For full story, click here.

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Benjamin Filaferro