25 Jun '14, 4pm

#Doha Qatar begins testing its first “eco villa”: The land for the two villas was supplied by state-linked dev...

Ranked as the biggest carbon emitter per head of population in 2009, Qatar has no regulations concerning the energy performance of buildings, and yet is on the cusp of a massive building programme as it prepares for the 2022 World Cup and implements its “National Vision 2030”. In conducting the experiment, the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hopes to cut energy and water usage, and carbon emissions, by 50% and provide a blueprint for future residential development in the hot Gulf state. Dr. Alexandre Amato, head of sustainability at QGBC, told Global Construction Review that the test could boost the case for green home construction in Qatar, which relies heavily on energy-intensive air conditioning, especially since it cost only around 16% extra to make one of the buildings super insulated and airtight. The eco-friendly villa was built in pursuit of European “Passivhau...

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