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Dubai ranks among the world’s top 10 cities for green buildings

Posted by Irish Manluctao on June 27, 2016
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The ranking assesses cities on the number of green building initiatives and their effectiveness

Dubai has secured a place as one of the top 10 global cities for green buildings, a recent white paper published by consultancy firm Solidiance has found.

The emirate ranked eighth on the list, which measured cities for their green building performance across four different categories.

Three of the categories focussed on the number of green building initiatives and their effectiveness, while one category focused on each city’s overall green performance.

Dubai was given a score of 43.52 per cent, scoring most strongly in the ‘green building efficiency and performance’ category.

However, the emirate scored poorly in the waste recycling metric and in its renewable energy consumption levels.

The report comes even as Dubai has embarked on its clean energy strategy 2050 under which 7 per cent of the city’s energy will be derived from clean energy sources by 2020, rising to 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050.

The strategy also aims to maintain the city’s position as one of the global leaders for green buildings.

Globally, Paris, Singapore and London were found to have topped the list, with the largest number of green buildings and initiatives.

TOP 10 GLOBAL CITIES FOR GREEN BUILDINGS IN 2016

  1. Paris

Performance index score: 71.74%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 64

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. Singapore

Performance index score: 70.32%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 48

Green building policies and targets: 12.50%

  1. London

Performance index score: 67.77%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 68

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. Sydney

Performance index score: 62.93%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 6

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. Tokyo

Performance index score: 59.99%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 8

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. Hong Kong

Performance index score: 51.75%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 4

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. New York

Performance index score: 50.62%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 5

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. Dubai

Performance index score: 43.52%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 8

Green building policies and targets: 10%

  1. Beijing

Performance index score: 41.00%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 11

Green building policies and targets: 12.50%

  1. Shanghai

Performance index score: 36.94%

Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 15

Green building policies and targets: 12.50%

 SOURCE :http://gulfbusiness.com/dubai-ranks-among-worlds-top-10-cities-green-buildings/#.V3Dbd7h9600