UAE: The Kingdom increasingly absorbs green building projects

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Saudi Arabia currently has more than 300 projects out of 2,000 green projects spread throughout the Middle Eastern countries.
Saudi Arabia has captured 15% of green building projects in the Middle East, an official said.

Faisal Al-Fadl, head of the Initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Green Building, told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily Newspaper that the Kingdom currently has more than 300 projects out of 2,000 green projects spread throughout the Middle Eastern countries.

He said that the area occupied by green building projects throughout the Kingdom exceeded 20 million square metres by the end of 2014, a figure expected to double this year.

The majority of the green building projects are located in Riyadh with investments estimated at SR200 billion, he was quoted as saying according to Arab News.

He said the projects are aimed to boost the culture of green building in the community and foster concepts of sustainability, environment and humanity.

He appreciated steps taken by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs on formulating technical guidelines of green buildings in the Kingdom which were emphasized by the ministry at the recently-concluded Saudi forum on green buildings.

Source: TheBig5Hub

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