This has translated to commendable contributions in the field of energy efficiency, sustainable construction building materials, renewable energy and indoor air quality. There are clearly specified targets that support sustainable development including the reduction of energy and water consumption in Dubai by 30 per cent and increase the share of solar in the energy mix to 25 per cent — both by Dubai has also announced its Clean Energy Strategy to achieve 75 per cent clean energy by Across the UAE, green targets include 50 per cent clean energy in the total energy mix byand treatment of 75 per cent waste by
This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building and to the projects and people that are advancing this movement. With interviews and case studies, it does more than simply report on the revolution; it shows readers why and how to start thinking about designing, building, and operating high performance, environmentally aware LEED-certified buildings on conventional budgets.
Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do.
The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.
According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning. Review Quotes "This is a must-read for both the seasoned practitioner and those new to the field of green building.
Jerry Yudelson has been an important voice from the beginning of this movement, and here he draws on his vast experience to present green buildings in a compelling, accessible way.
Decisionmakers at all levels will learn what they need to know to create buildings and communities that are fundamentally better places to live, work, and leave for our children.
The economic and environmental rationale is presented with facts and figures to back it up. This book contains all the information you need to convince clients and colleagues to 'go green. Particularly, I was engrossed by three chapters: He delivers a compelling case for green buildings and our future, and it's not just about the money.
The Green Building Revolution. Its major achievement—setting it apart from most other, similarly themed tomes—is that it is a manual for doers.
The book provides a brief overview of the history of green buildings, as well as defines what constitutes a green structure Reflecting reality, Yudelson also devotes a fair share of text to both the business case for green buildings and a number of cost studies that effectively delineate the price of building green.
He then provides an outlook for green building, both domestic and abroad.Dubai: New buildings in Dubai will now be rated based on the implementation of green building standards and buildings that do not meet requirements to achieve the minimum bronze rating will not be.
In Dubai, the Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s headquarters was the first existing building in the Middle East to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) existing building certification from the US Green Building Council and more recently this was upgraded to Platinum certification following retrofitting.
The UAE experience is a great model for the region to implement effective, efficient and tangible green building practices. There are several areas that should be prioritised - starting with a strong governmental resolve that reflects in its vision and strategy.
The green building revolution banged India remarkably, in the last few years. Currently, India has over billion square feet of the green building footprint.
The concept is continuously being hyped not only because it is trendy but also because of the features it . One thing’s for sure, with initiatives like the UAE’s Vision and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s ‘A Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ in place, we’re heading in the right direction, says Halawani.
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.