Sustainability

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    Cross Laminated Timber: A Viable Alternative to Concrete

    June 01, 2017

    Wood is changing the building materials landscape in the region. This article speaks about Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), an engineered wood product that proponents believe has the potential to rival steel and concrete as the go-to building material of the...

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    Gravel and cooking oil as building materials

    May 18, 2017

    Recycled steel slag, wadi gravel and used cooking oil are some of the building materials that construction companies in Qatar are hoping to incorporate into its building activities, in a bid to support the government’s aim to encourage green construction in...

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    UAE scientists creates new building materials from agricultural...

    United Arab Emirates | March 12, 2017

    Scientists at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) are using agricultural waste to create a new material that could prevent leakage of energy from building insulators, while making the nation clean and green.

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    Energy-efficient multi-comfort house for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates | February 20, 2017

    Saint-Gobain has signed a deal with Masdar City to build an energy-efficient ‘Multi–Comfort House’, a first of its kind for the company in the Middle East.

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    New building block to help increase sustainability

    Qatar | February 12, 2017

    Global innovation centre, TRL, and Qatar's Ministry of Municipalities and Environment (MME) have launched ‘VegeBlock’, a building block designed to help increase sustainability across the country's construction segment, in a special seminar held at the...

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    Smart grids can save GCC $10 billion by 2020

    United Arab Emirates | February 07, 2017

    One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management.

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    Eco-Villa prototype opens its doors at Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates | January 29, 2017

    Masdar City’s Eco-Villa, a pilot project incorporating water and energy-saving technologies and a UAE national family will soon live in the prototype sustainable dwelling, the developer has announced.

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    Saving Energy in Chiller Systems

    January 08, 2017

    While the chiller is the heart of chilled water systems, the support system of components and controls for the chiller are equally critical to maintain and manage to ensure the system runs at peak energy efficiency.

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    QATAR: Top 3 inspirational green building projects

    Qatar | October 17, 2016

    We bring to the spotlight, three inspirational green building projects in Qatar that highlight the country’s commitment to sustainable practices in construction and infrastructure development.

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    Dubai Tourism begins implementation of Dubai Sustainable Tourism...

    United Arab Emirates | September 27, 2016

    The move comes as a way to support more sustainable industry practices that benefit the hospitality industry and community

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