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2 Emirates Green Building Council Jeffrey Willis Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council 4 May 2010 Green Building Forum Bahrain

3 Emirates Green Building Council  Emirates Green Building Council  Global Issues  U.A.E. Focus  Case Studies

4 Emirates Green Building Council  Founded on 02 July 2006  Member of World Green Building Council  250 members as of end December 2009  Members from all elements of the Construction Industry

5 Emirates Green Building Council The Vision of the Emirates GBC “The UAE will be one of the 5 global leaders in the reduction of the built environment’s ecological footprint by 2015.” Mission Statement The Emirates Green Building Council is an independent non-profit forum that shapes policies for the built environment and facilitates collaborative solutions to promote sustainable practices in the UAE.

6 Emirates Green Building Council What do we do?  Work to influence policy and regulation in the advancement of sustainable built environment  Capacity build the community towards green building principles applicable to the region.  provide networking opportunities, technical workshops and conferences for member and non members.  act as a conduit between members and non members looking for support, services and products in relation to the built environment.  Provide the link between international Green Building movements and the local industry.

7 Emirates Green Building Council What is a Green Building? It does NOT have to be green in colour be Zero Carbon have a closely controlled environment have an integrated transport solution be on brown-field site be powered by renewables recycle its water have zero waste / pollution be extremely innovative

8 Emirates Green Building Council Green Buildings are designed to respect the planet’s resources without compromising the quality of life in and around the building whilst being affordable to the target income group

9 Emirates Green Building Council Green Buildings are designed to respect the planet’s resources without compromising the quality of life in and around the building whilst being affordable to the target income group Environmentally Correct Socially Responsible Economically Viable

10 by % of the world’s population will be living in cities…… GLOBAL URBANISATION The Issues rapid pace is forcing compromise exacerbated by population / standard of living increase complex design relationships very few urban sustainable successes no advanced holistic design tools

11 Materials 60% of all materials globally go into the construction industry The Future more recycling more sustainable stewardship schemes carbon labelling alternative and innovative materials material efficient design more local manufacture all deleterious materials banned global databases

12 The Future more better recycling innovative demand reduction more and innovative desalination integrated grey & black water recycling sea water WC flushing new irrigation strategies Water over 60% of the earth’s population will face a water shortage

13 Transport 25% of all energy used is by transportation The Future integrated public transport solutions higher density development close to hubs fewer automobile miles low carbon emission solutions alternative fuels ‘product mile’ schemes more cycling / walking more congestion charging / taxation

14 Buildings 50% of all energy and 30% of all water generated globally is consumed by buildings The Future low emission design solutions intelligent living building solutions low water design solutions higher density and more mixed use better public transport connectivity socially superior more local materials more durable more recyclable more refurbishment inclusively designed automated parking improved indoor environmental quality more integrated renewables lower embodied carbon

15 The Future self sustaining communities more ‘heart & soul’ higher densities with transportation hubs integrated transport solutions low carbon infrastructure more urban renewables ‘total process’ recycling hubs better bio-diversity & ecological solutions vertical farming more ‘green – blue’ structures more secure inclusively designed more urban regeneration less pollution Developments Even though buildings are becoming ‘greener’ the ecological footprint of large developments and cities continues to increase

16 BEAMs and Legislation The Future increased BEAM popularity some compulsory BEAMs development of DEAMs more & increasingly complex building control legislation carbon emission capping & and trading building / development labelling renewables proportion fixing Courtesy of Atkins

17 U.A.E. FOCUS  New Regulations  New Green Building Assessment Method  Clear Government Backing Emirates Green Building Council

18 U.A.E. ACCREDITED BUILDINGS-LEED  4 Interiors – 1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 1 certified.  5 New Construction, - 1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 1 Silver.  4 Core & Shell, - 4 Silver.  1 Existing Building, certified.

19 Emirates Green Building Council U.A.E. Green Buildings TECOM (ENPARC) Dubai Chamber of Commerce Royal City Contracting

20 Emirates Green Building Council ENPARC 1 Interior – Platinum. 4 Core & Shell, - Silver. Less than 1% additional cost

21 Emirates Green Building Council Dubai Chamber of Commerce Existing Building, Certified. Zero additional cost

22 Emirates Green Building Council Royal City Contracting 1.Half the time to construct years life span of concrete buildings internationally. 3.High insulation value of R Seismic resistant construction. 5.Cracks free internal & external surfaces. 6.Early Return of property investments. 7.A/C tonnage savings up to 60% % less building dead load. 12.Extension friendly structure hours of fire resistive rating. 14.Better indoor air quality. 15.LEED certified building system % - 15% more economical construction.

23 Emirates Green Building Council STUDY CONDUCTED BY INDEPENDED CONSULTANT FOR AIR CONDITIONING SAVING AT WARE HOUSE FOR HAWK FREIGHT SERVICES IN DAFZA – AED 340, PER ANUM. Power requirement of a 5-TR capacity air cooled unit at an ambient temp of 46CKW 7.20 Total power consumption in 24 hrsKW Power requirement after applying diversity factor of 85%KW Monthly requirement of this unitKW 4, Monthly billing of Dhms.0.40/unitAED 1, Per ton cost of power at 24 hrs operationAED Total A.C requirement of warehouse with conventional block costructionT.R Expected power charges/ monthAED 38, A.C load with "ICF" constructionT.R Maximum power charges expected with reduced tonnageAED 10, Saving / monthAED 28, Annual savingAED 338,411.52

24 It does not have to cost more to construct It is not too difficult

25 It makes economic sense It makes sense for our planet It makes sense for our future

26 Emirates Green Building Council Thank you for listening


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