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Green buildings

Green buildings



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Green buildings



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    • Rethinking of sustainability
      • UAE was five times more unsustainable than any other country in the world (according to World Wildlife Fund)
      • UAE was responsible for the world’s largest ecological footprint (according to Living planet report, 2006)
    • Gaining certification
      • Green building rating system ,LEED, has been introduced in 1998 by US GBC.
      • A system used during the planning stage helps to classify how sustainable a building is.
      • Upon completion, a building is awarded bronze, silver, gold or platinum.
      • The UAE programme has been broken down into six main categories.
    • 1.Sustainable sites
      • This category deals primarily with the issues of site selection, access and design.
      • The prerequisite concerns erosion and sedimentation control on site.
      • There are eight credits available, offering a maximum of fourteen points.
    • 2.Water efficiency
      • Comprising no prerequisites and only three credits cover landscaping, water use reduction and wastewater treatment.
      • Items such as waterless urinals, composting toilets and grey water/storm water recycling can be rewarded with points in this category.
    • 3.Energy and atmosphere
      • Includes three prerequisites: fundamental building systems commissioning, minimum energy performance and the reduction of the cfcs in hvac equipment.
      • Followed by six credits for energy optimisation, renewable energy, advanced building commissioning, measurement and verification, ozone depletion and green power.
    • 4.Materials and resources
      • This section has only one prerequisite; the storage and collection of recyclables.
      • Seven credits focus on building reuse, construction waste management, reused, recycled or local/regional materials, certified wood and rapidly renewable materials
    • 5.Indoor environmental quality
      • This category places a high emphasise on occupant comfort and well-being.
      • It has two prerequisites followed by eight credits that generate a maximum of fifteen points.
    • 6.Innovation and design process
      • This category allow up to four design innovation points to be gained, plus an additional point for the use of a LEED accredited professional in the design process.
      • The points may be awarded for tasks such as lifecycle analysis, community development or education of occupants.
    • Towards sustainable edevelopment
      • 1 st platinum rated green building in the middle east and 16 th in the world.
      • From January, 2008 all buildings in Dubai will have to be constructed according to strict green standards.