Green Building Regulations

Program Objective

Increase energy and water efficiency in new buildings through building regulations and compliance positioning Dubai to transition towards Near Zero Energy building (NZEB) in the long term

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Key Initiatives

Updates to the Dubai Green Building Regulation to promote energy efficiency and account for new technologies while ensuring cost effectiveness for the real estate sector

Preparation of Net Zero Emission/Energy Buildings (NZEB)

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) are buildings that have a very high energy performance and the low amount of energy that these buildings require comes mostly from renewable energy sources. nZEB represent the next paradigm in sustainable buildings and provide the stepping stone between current practices of green building codes and rating systems and the eventual adoption of net zero or positive energy buildings, which will ultimately need to become mainstream in order to achieve the Paris COP21 climate change objectives of decarbonizing the global economy