Dubai Among the World’s Top 10 Cities for Green Buildings

Dubai Among the World’s Top 10 Cities for Green Buildings

Dubai Among the World’s Top 10 Cities for Green Buildings

The ranking assesses cities on the number of Green building initiatives and their effectiveness

Dubai has secured a place as 1 of the Top 10 global cities for Green buildings, a recent white paper published by consultancy firm Solidiance has revealed.

The Emirate ranks 8th on the list, which measured cities for their Green building performance across 4 different categories.

3 of the categories focused on the number of Green building initiatives and their effectiveness, and 1 category focused on each city’s overall Green performance.

Dubai was given a score of 43.52%, 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% of the city’s energy will be derived from clean energy sources by Y 2020, rising to 25% by Y 2030 and 75% by Y 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 top the list, with the largest number of Green buildings and initiatives.

TOP 10 GLOBAL CITIES FOR GREEN BUILDINGS IN Y 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%

By Natasha Malik

Paul Ebeling, Editor

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