The Dubai Municipality (DM) has intensified its efforts in educating and training in the field of green building as the application of mandatory rules and regulation on all buildings in the emirate draws near.
Acting Director of Buildings Department Eng. Yusuf Abdullah said that the awareness and educational programs designed by the department include a number of activities such as training courses, seminars, exhibitions, publications and advertisements in all forms of media. The campaign targets all categories of society from consultants, contractors, suppliers, manufactures and developers. It also contains special activities for the general public and students.
The new rules and regulations on green buildings will be implemented in 2014. At present, these are optional for private buildings.
Head of Rehabilitation and Building Studies Section Eng. Abdullah Al Shezavi added that the DM has started the program with a seminar and exhibition under the title ‘My Green Environment’ held last January 28-29, which introduced to the public the methods and procedures of building their own houses in a sustainable way, as well as to encourage them toward green building considering its environmental benefits.
The department also participated in Middle East Electricity 2013, held last February 17-19 to show its efforts with the green building rules and specifications in place in the emirate, in addition to a number of green products including the solar water heaters that became mandatory in all buildings in Dubai according to a new mandate.
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