Abu Dhabi to launch new green building code
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Abu Dhabi to launch new green building code

Abu Dhabi to launch new green building code

A new mandatory green building code is to be introduced in Abu Dhabi this week, aimed at reducing by 40% energy bills in new homes to be built across the emirate, The National has reported. As of September 1, all new buildings must meet sustainability and urban design requirements to receive approval for construction to begin. Developed by the Urban Planning Council (UPC), the Estidama Pearl Rating System mandates that all buildings achieve at least a one-pearl rating.

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