The program aims to ensure full adoption of the Dubai Green Building Regulations (DGBR) and to gradually introduce more stringent energy efficiency regulations. In addition, the program strives for harmonization of the Green Building Codes in Dubai, to ensure that new developments across all areas of Dubai bring incremental levels of efficiency.
Updates to the DGBR 2010, to promote energy efficiency and account for new technologies while ensuring cost effectiveness for the real estate sector
Introduction of a building labelling scheme for buildings to incentivize further efficiency investments
Introduction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Dubai
Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) are buildings that have a very high energy performance and the low amount of energy that these buildings require comes mostly from renewable energy sources. nZEB represent the next paradigm in sustainable buildings and provide the stepping stone between current practices of green building codes and rating systems and the eventual adoption of net zero or positive energy buildings, which will ultimately need to become mainstream in order to achieve the Paris COP21 climate change objectives of decarbonizing the global economy