To minimise construction waste in a world of continuing population growth, urbanisation, social and economic development, the UAE has been implementing green building design and sustainability concepts, principles and techniques, such as the “Designing out Waste” tool.
An essential aspect of sustainable building development is the efficient management of construction waste, particularly when designing new projects. Globally, high quantities of construction waste result in losses of materials and energy but importantly, creates a negative impact on the environment.
The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) construction industry is around 40 years old and is one of the significant sectors in the world, with 54 - 75% of all UAE waste generated from construction activities being around six million tonnes per year. By ensuring the implementation of green building and sustainability concepts, principles and techniques, such as the “Designing out Waste” tool, this will assist the reduction in construction waste in UAE. UAE has introduced Green Building regulation since 2011.
Download, below, a briefing authored by Yazen Saleh which details waste construction types using the principles of green building design and 'designing out waste' in projects to reduce waste and environmental pollution.
To what extent is Green Building Design involved in UAE Projects for avoiding construction waste?
Content type: Briefing sheet
Last updated: 26/04/2022