Friday, October 26, 2007

Dubai Maritime City project emphasizes on the green concept

The first purpose-built maritime center in the world, and a member of Dubai World Group of companies, the Dubai Maritime City (DMC), has instructed all its developers and contractors to include the concept of green in the construction and designing of all developments within the city, so as to ensure strict environmental and long-term sustainability.

Dubai Maritime City

As per the Maritime City's Master Plan, all developers are required to obtain the green building certification under BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Thereafter, all the buildings within the Maritime City will be reviewed to assess the level of compliance with the environmental requirements in terms of operations, design and best practices.

The green building design will mainly focus on energy consumption and conservation measures such as minimal use of non-renewable sources, minimal production of indoor environmental waste, and use of solar energy.

The final phase of construction work on the Dubai Maritime City is currently in progress and involves infrastructural development. On completion of works in 2009, DMC will house the Maritime Center, Harbour residences, Harbour offices, an Academic Quarter, a Marina District, and Jadaf Dubai, and industrial quarter.

The CEO of Dubai Maritime City, Amer Ali, said "It is imperative that implementation of strict environmental standards be maintained, as the concept of green offers considerable long-tern investment returns, while also ensuring optimized living and working conditions protecting health of the occupants and effective utilization of resources."

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