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Committee formed to implement green roofs system in Dubai

Dubai Municipality has announced the formation of a temporary committee to oversee the implementation of Green Roofs System in the buildings of Dubai which will gradually become compulsory. The announcement follows a directive of the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The move is aimed at applying green buildings standards in the emirate to protect the buildings from the environment and climate angle as well as rationalize the use of power. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, who issued an Administrative Decision in this regard, said the decision comes at a time when the concept of green buildings gains momentum all over the world.

The committee shall conduct technical studies for the Green Roofs System for buildings in the emirate of Dubai and define the engineering, building, environmental and horticultural specifications as well as the irrigation and water disposal systems having already studied the system's success in other countries

The committee shall gradually make implementation of the Green Roofs System compulsory in all buildings in the emirate, whether it is private or government, residential, commercial or industrial as per a time schedule, which will be fulfilled in coordination with the Buildings Department in the Municipality.

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