Dubai : Green concrete to be mandatory

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During The Big 5 exhibition 2015 event, Salim Mohammad Zid from Dubai Municipality acknowledged the latest material used in green buildings – green concrete – during a two-hour seminar in the Sustainability Theatre.

Due to mandated changes from the Municipality in April 2015, green concrete is now compulsory for all developers to use and will completely replace conventional concrete in UAE within two years.

Considering the construction efficiency, green concrete is made out of recycled material and has a low water demand, which makes it both easier and cheaper to manufacture. Since UAE is widely known to have the highest footprints in the world, green concrete can also reduce carbon footprints.

According to Salim Mohammad Zid, the Senior Building Services Engineer of Dubai Municipality, they’re constantly upgrading the rules and regulations to stay ahead for both greener buildings and the future sustainable cities. Dubai Municipality aims to make Dubai a leading green economy in the world by implementing several variety of educational programmes and campaigns to bring more environmental awareness.

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