Upgraded LEED V4 Version Demands Energy and Water Meters

Upgraded LEED V4 Version Demands Energy and Water Meters

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standard devised by the United States Green Building Council often comes under fire for being insufficiently rigorous – particularly for large commercial buildings. Now a new version  - LEED v4 – has been established. Taking effect in November, 2013, LEED v4 incorporates four new standards designed to improve […]

Dubai Radio Mauls Gulf’s Un-green Malls

Dubai Radio Mauls Gulf’s Un-green Malls

Emirati malls suffer a blistering review in a 21 minute podcast on green retail. Radio station Dubai Eye 103.8 FM (which not long ago featured Green Prophet here) recently broadcast an interview with Buro Happold’s expert in sustainability and alternative technologies, Robert Cooke. Cooke, who is also Technical Committee Coordinator of Emirates Green Building Council, begins by saying […]

A Greener Space Planned Between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

A Greener Space Planned Between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

A 1770 hectare site between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is set to get a green makeover. After long consultations between residents, prominent community members, and the Abu Dhabi municipality, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has unveiled the Shahama and Bahia Revitilization Master Plan. A 1770 hectare site between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which […]