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Dubai Municipality educates on new green building legislation at The Big 5

 The Dubai Municipality will be presenting the latest Dubai Green Building Code at The Big 5, offering attendees the opportunity to understand more about the regulations and their impact on the industry for the future before they go-live in early 2014. The new legislation will be mandatory for all new buildings across residential, commercial and [...]

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Team Austria wins the Solar Decathlon 2013

Academic teams from Austria, Las Vegas and Czech Republic took the top three spots in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, a global competition to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house. Team Austria, made up of students from the Vienna University of Technology, won top honours overall by designing, building, and operating the [...]

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American hardword imports increase in the MENA region

According to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), $45.05m of American hardwood lumber and veneer were exported to the MENA region including Pakistan during the first six months of this year. This marks a 4% increase over the same period in 2012. A closer look at markets across the region reveals strong demand for American [...]

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Gigantic project to treat liquid waste

Upcoming project to accommodate water to fill 680 Olympic-size swimming pools a day. Abu Dhabi Comparisons made by the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) related to the sewer main tunnel give some idea of the magnitude of the project. The new sewerage network will have the ultimate capacity to accommodate enough waste water to [...]

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Qatar could lead sustainable development

International study commissioned by the UN Global Compact revealed that one in three CEOs are actively seeking to employ circular economy (recycling) models. Qatar is said to be well in sync with global trends. Dr Daan Elffers, founder of EMG and  advisor with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in California, speaks about the [...]

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High rise

KONE has been listed as the world’s most innovative companies for the three consecutive years by Forbes magazine. KONE, which manufactures, installs, maintains and modernises elevators and escalators, has just launched UltraRope™ which allows elevators to travel up to 1,000 metres for the first time Established in 1910, the Finnish company is leading elevator and [...]

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