Green Builtdings

Building Components to Enhance Sustainable Cities

The wealth of several of the Gulf countries has allowed a ten-fold increase of the built environment since the beginning of the twenty-first century; creating contemporary global capitals where residents live, work, shop, travel and recreate in 24/7 air conditioned environments. These 100 percent conditioned...

Green Buildings - Much More Than a Color

Three decades ago, anyone who heard about green buildings wouldn’t think further than a new exterior painting or maybe an architectural fashion trend. Now a day, the concept of “Green or Sustainable buildings” is a main subject of discussion, debate and development. We find the term in the daily news all over the world; whether you are in China, Australia, Middle East, Europe...

Saa’fat Dubai’s green vision

Dubai achievements have been undoubtedly fascinating. It has grabbed the world’s attention with most astonishing story of transformation starting from a barren desert to constructing the world’s tallest building and I am sure the best is yet to come. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, the mind behind the masterpiece of ...

Green Buildings in the New Energy Age

Climate change offers the greatest opportunity in history for the human race to demonstrate its ingenuity. For post-war generations in the developing world, it provides a chance to establish ameaningful legacy. For the developing world, it accommodates a catalytic leapfrog into the forefront of the world’s proud and progressive nations. The importance of green buildings as part of ...

Green Buildings Passive Houses and Plus Energy Buildings

Saved energy is the best energy. According to this principle, the goal of energy efficient buildings is to be operated with the least possible amount of cooling or heat energy. Besides heating or cooling energy, the sector of electricity offers great potential for identifying savings, compared to conventional devices and lighting...

Green buildings and water efficiency

Green building; the phrase has become something of a buzzword across the globe. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines green building as “..the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance ...

Sustainable Construction Materials

As global populations increase, there is ever increasing demand for housing. However, current mainstream building methods are unsustainable, producing large amounts of climate changing emissions such as CO2 both during construction and throughout a building’s life. The word “sustainability” is started to become mainstream. Oxford dictionary explains the word sustainable as...v

Smart Buildings – Not Only Green but also Intelligent!

Nowadays and in the last five years the term ‘smart’ has been used more often than ever to refer to something different and important besides the terms ‘green’ and/or ‘sustainable’, as the same term refers to the term ‘intelligent’ but something plus (+). The article will touch on not only ‘smart’ aspects but also intelligent aspects in the...

Green Buildings Codes & regulations why and what’s its importance

General building codes and regulations are intended to make sure the safety, health, welfare and convenience of people in and around buildings, and are legal requirements intended to achieve a minimum standard for building work. Buildings also have extensive direct and indirect impacts...

Using Regulation toimprove Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

As of 2014, all sustainable planning in the UAE is directed by the Government’s National Agenda 2021, which aims to promote a sustainable environment and infrastructure within the UAE. While the nation has secured an environmentally conscious identity for its future planning and growth, another and more pressing challenge for ...
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