The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has launched a set of green building codes to help save energy and water, during Expo 2020 Dubai’s Water Week celebration, at the Terra, The Sustainability Pavilion.
UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Mr. Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei unveiled a set of terms, conditions, and features that government buildings and institutions must uphold to make them sustainable and environmentally friendly.
“The initiative seeks to unify local and federal efforts and goals relevant to energy and water efficiency standards at the state level, and contribute to the creation of high-efficiency buildings, as well as work on updating current construction manuals and streamline the development of new guidelines and regulations that align with the objectives of the UAE for the next 50 years, its aspirations to become a global leader in the field of sustainable economic development.”
The Ministry has prepared the codes in collaboration with the relevant federal and local authorities by the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 and Water Security Strategy 2036.
They offer a list of criteria, conditions, and requirements that will ensure a more sustainable environment for future generations, reduce energy and water consumption, mitigate carbon footprints at construction and building sites, and improve the quality of buildings and the surrounding environment.
The Energy and Infrastructure Minister further stated that “The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure renews our commitment to unifying efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, preserve natural resources and the environment, and promote the transition towards a green economy that supports sustainable development in the UAE.”