Dubai to have mandatory green building rules

Dubai to have mandatory green building rules

The Building Department of Dubai Municipality, with its slogan of ‘Be Educated on Green Buildings’, aims to intensify efforts in the field of green build through education and training.

It is linked to the approaching mandatory green building rules and regulations on all buildings of the emirate starting in 2014. At the moment, this is optional for private buildings.

Eng. Yusuf Abdullah (pictured), acting director of Buildings Department, commented that the awareness and educational program includes numerous activities such as training courses, seminars, exhibitions, publications and advertisements through media, targeting consultants, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and developers.

Eng. Abdullah Al Shezavi, head of Rehabilitation and Building Studies section, said: “We have started the programme with a seminar and exhibition under the title ‘My Green Environment’ aimed at introducing the public to the methods and procedures of building their own houses in a sustainable way as well as to encourage them towards green building considering its environmental benefits.”

The green building rules and specifications are now available on Dubai Municipality website.

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