White Paper

  • The UAE State of Green Economy Report

    Over the past decade, the concept of the Green Economy has emerged as a strategic priority for many governments and intergovernmental organizations. The UAE State...

  • Properties | Sustainability Renewable Energy White Paper

    Majid Al Futtaim Properties has consistently made bold public commitments to sustainability. Since 2010 we have taken a strategic approach to sustainability delivery, and in...

  • The top 10 Global Cities for Green Buildings

    Today, ‘green buildings’ have become one of the most famous and fastest growing construction and design concepts; in fact, green buildings are doubling every three...

  • Water Energy Nexus: Business Risks and Rewards

      Water scarcity challenges industries around the world. Global Population growth and economic development suggest a future of increase demand, competition, and cost for limited...

  • A review of building / infrastructure sustainability reporting tools (SRTs)

    Date : June 2013 Authors : Renard Siew (University of New South Wales, Sydney), Maria Balatbat (University of New South Wales, Sydney) and David Gordon Carmichael...

  • What is a 'Carbon Neutral' Building?

    Date: 2013 Author: Light House The term ‘carbon neutral’ has become increasingly used in recent years; however, there is often a lack of transparency regarding what is meant by...

  • New and Retrofit Green Schools – Cost Benefits and Influence

    Date: 2013 Author: McGraw-Hill Construction McGraw-Hill Construction reveals that K-12 and higher education institutions are achieving significant benefits from their green school efforts-both in improved health, wellbeing and performance,...

  • Barriers to Implement Green Strategy in Development of Real Estate Projects

    Date: March 2011 Author: Xiaoling Zhang, Liyin Shen, Yuzhe Wu, Guoyou Qi This paper examines 10 typical barriers encountered in the process of real estate development and...

  • Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency

    Date: June 2010 Authors: Fangzhu Zhang, Philip Cooke (Centre for Advanced Studies, Cardiff University, UK) This paper is a general outlook at the development of green buildings...

  • A Low Energy Demo Building

    Date: October 2004 Authors: Yingxin Zhu, Yi Jiang, Youguo Qin (Department of Building Science - School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China) This paper introduces the design...