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Paris summit deal 'to fast-track green building initiatives'

The success of COP21, the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreement signed in Paris, France, last year, is set to fast-track green building and sustainability initiatives in the Middle East region, according to an industry expert.

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Paris summit deal 'to fast-track green building initiatives'

The success of COP21, the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreement signed in Paris, France, last year, is set to fast-track green building and sustainability initiatives in the Middle East region, according to an industry expert.

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DSO building wins top Leed certification

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, said its pilot green building project Techno-Point has received the top Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (Leed) ratings in its maiden attempt. Lee

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UAE's 272-bed hospital project on track

Work is progressing well at the 272-bed Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital which is being built as per the highest international green building standards on a 54,000-sq-ft area in Dubai, UAE, said a senior health ministry official.  

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UAE's 272-bed hospital project on track

Work is progressing well at the 272-bed Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital which is being built as per the highest international green building standards on a 54,000-sq-ft area in Dubai, UAE, said a senior health ministry official.  

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Green building projects driving GCC stone market

The GCC countries are increasingly using stone and other environment-friendly raw materials to comply with green building codes and sustainable development plans, helping to drive the market for marble, stone and ceramics up from $5.1 billion in

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Qatar set for major green building summit

Leading academic researchers and industry practitioners including urban planners, property consultants, sustainability experts and architects from across the globe will take part in the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC). The fir

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Dubai group to promote green building products

RMD Boards, a division of JRD International based in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, is spearheading a campaign to adopt more eco-friendly materials in the interior decoration sector. In line with this strategy, the company has launch

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Over 300 green building projects under way in Saudi

More than 300 environment-friendly building projects are currently under way in Saudi Arabia out of a total of 2,000 such developments in the Middle East region, said a report. The kingdom has captured about 15 per cent of the reg

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Arabs urged to adopt stronger green building standards

Cities in the Arab region should introduce stronger standards for green building and promote sustainable communities if they are to have a chance of tackling climate change, experts say. The United Nations Human Settlement Program

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