|From Zawya.com: The first stage of new green building regulations due to be handed over to Dubai's Executive Council next January 1 is set to lead the world in sustainability, industry experts say.
"In green building what we are attempting to do will be the first in the world. To have regulations that look into all the environmental elements and be mandated, it's never been done," Adi Afaneh, senior environmental planner, planning department at Dubai Municipality said. There are currently around 252 international green systems worldwide. .... Full Article: Source