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
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).
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
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
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
Middle Eastern consumers are a lot more daring and bold when it comes to décor and colour choices, as a result sales of metallic paints and paint effects are much higher in the region than elsewhere in the world, said an industry expert.
BASF, a global manufacturer and innovation partner of plastic additives and pigments with its regional headquarters in Dubai, believes that the UAE plastics industry benefits strongly from the emirates’ drive towards &ldq
Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC), an organisation aimed at strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, will highlight how the construction sector can contribute to sustainable development at The Big 5 exhibition.
Bahrain-based Naseej, the first fully-integrated real estate and infrastructure development company in the Mena region, has become a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
An independent, non-profit trade association
The role of the building envelope in reducing energy demand will be on the agenda at the next meeting of the Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC), which aims promote green building practices in the UAE.
Emirates GBC will host its