16 Feb '17, 10am

How to build green in a 50 degrees Celsius [email protected]_AlZubi from @majidalfuttaim tells us:

Anyone who has been to the MENA region will be aware of the unique conditions in this part of the world. Temperatures can reach highs of 50 °C (122 °F) in cities such as Dubai, and water scarcity affects a large proportion of the region. Furthermore, countries in the Middle East such as Oman and the UAE are cited as having some of the highest emissions per capita of anywhere on the planet, due in part to the region’s historical reliance on fossil fuels, but also to the dramatic rate of physical expansion it has experienced over the past 50 years. In the context of this unique environment, green buildings allow us to find a better balance by delivering high quality buildings that minimise our environmental impact, enhance occupant and visitor well-being and stand the test of time. The importance of limiting the environmental impact of our buildings cannot be overstated. The...

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