A very important announcement was made by the ruler of Dubai about how all buildings in Dubai will have to be constructed as per environment-friendly ‘green building’ standards, from January 2008.
This new direction seems to be part of the Ecological Footprint programme launched last week for the whole of the UAE.
For more on this landmark statement and other environmental measures outlined, see this article:
Emmanuelle Landais, ‘Dubai to Turn Green in 2008,’ Gulf News, 24 October 2007.
Image: Example of a green building with starred features.
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