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Title: Sustainable Building for a Green and an Efficient Built Environment. New and Existing Case Studies in Dubai
Authors: Aboulnaga, M. 
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Journal: Sustainability, Energy and Architecture: Case Studies in Realizing Green Buildings 
Abstract: This chapter describes and argues about the way that sustainable buildings (new and retrofitted) can contribute to increase the efficiency of the sustainable built environment with the intent of cutting carbon emissions. It also presents an overview on how do sustainability regulations and laws contribute to carbon emission reduction with emphasis on those developed in Europe, Australia and Dubai-United Arab Emirates. The goals of this chapter are to discuss and showcase Dubai's sustainable buildings (new and existing) and to present the energy-efficiency principles exploited in them, and their performance. This chapter contains case studies, which represent three new buildings and three refurbished buildings. It presents an impartial assessment and evaluation of the cutting-edge green buildings. It also portrays Dubai's first carbon-neutral warehouse and the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified existing office building in the Middle East. They are legendary green buildings in the context of Dubai as well as of the region. Additionally, this chapter discusses some of the energy-efficiency features and water-recycling elements in the highest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, in an effort to address encountered challenges of climate change, particularly carbon emissions. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397269-9.00006-2
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