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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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Metallic paints ‘gain popularity in Mideast’

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.

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Plastics sector benefits from 'green buildings' drive

  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

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Emirates GBC to take part in Big 5

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.

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Naseej joins top green building council

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

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Energy reduction focus for green council meet

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

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