SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR EMIRATIS
Leading efforts by the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme
Sustainable development has become a priority in the agendas of nations around the world.The UAE has been at the forefront of this trend. UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda focuses on improving the quality of air, preserving water resources, increasing the contribution of clean energy and implementing green growth plans, this is the to ensure sustainable development while preserving the environment, and to achieve a perfect balance between economic and social development.
Ras Al Khaimah, one of the emirates in the UAE, launched new green building regulations called Barjeel under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Barjeel also referred to as “GBR”is set to reduce 30% of energy and water consumption of new buildings in Ras Al Khaimah. It is set to be mandatory to comply from January of 2020 for all new construction in the emirate including housing programs.
The GBR intend to support the United Arab Emirates’ vision of creating more sustainable buildings, communities and cities to fulfill the social, economic, cultural and environmental requirements for the present and future generations.
The objective of the GBR is to establish green building requirements that are applied to new buildings, extensions and refurbishments in the entire Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
The establishment of Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme comes as a coronation to the wise policy adopted by the Late His Highness Sheikh Zayed BinSultan Al Nahyan is made a realty by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa BinZayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed BinRashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister. This laid the foundations ensuring the provision of adequate and decent housing for local families of different economic and social levels, taking into account the priority for special cases, such as, the orphans, widows, aged people and people with special needs.
SZHP housing developments features hundreds of homes in Al Al Suyoh suburb in Sharjah, Bateen Al Samar in RAK, and Al Montezi in Ajman.
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Sustainability industry has grown and Close System diligently follow the movement to design better homes and buildings
As Sustainability Architectural and Engineering Consultant, we play our part for the environment by helping UAE’s public housing developers to provide eco-friendly and smart features for a smart and sustainable living.
Having an eco-lifestyle is about living life in a more environmentally friendly way. In addition, to provide a high quality living environment for Emiratis, developers with the help of consultants and engineers have to carefully prioritize the use of land with needs such as housing, transport and commercial uses