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Building a green future

This month we hear from some of the people involved in implementing key areas of the green economy across the UAE as part of the Sustainable Solutions series hosted by BGreen and Emirates Green Building Council The UAE has been at the forefront of sustainability drive in the Middle East region during the past 10 [...]

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Bright future

As part of Dubai Municipality’s long-term vision to build ‘an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of sustainable living’, the LED transformation project will help the city reduce its energy consumption, saving money and reducing its carbon footprint. As part of Dubai Municipality’s long-term vision to build ‘an excellent city that [...]

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Materialistically green

Vishnu Sankaran speaks to Lorraine Bangera about the progress of green materials used in the construction industry around the GCC region, their sustainable features and also the criteria for their evaluation Even though the demand for green buildings and materials remained standard during the global recession, the market seems to be showing potential growth in [...]

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Green extrusions

Lorraine Bangera speaks to Ihab Mouallem from Gulf Extrusions to understand how the region’s construction industry is developing sustainable products exemplified by the company’s new X-ECO alloys BGreen: What role does aluminium extrusions play in the construction sector? Aluminium basically replaces the steel in construction because it is easier to shape and extrude. Moreover, aluminium [...]

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LEEDing us astray?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system does not favour wood products, which require low amounts of energy to produce, which are renewable and which sequester huge amounts of carbon, emphasises Roderick Wiles According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the group responsible for LEED oversight, 44,270 projects in [...]

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Sustainable Shipping

Triple-E is not only the world’s largest container shipping vessel but also the most energy efficient Four hundred metres long, 59 metres wide and 73 metres high, the Triple-E will be the largest vessel on the water till date and may potentially change the shipping industry’s understanding of size and efficiency. A project of global [...]

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