The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal




ISSN: 1874-8368 ― Volume 13, 2019

Towards Sustainable Buildings in Bahrain, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates


The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal , 2008, 2: 30-45

N. W. Alnaser

School of Construction Management, University of Reading, UK.

Electronic publication date 7/4/2008
[DOI: 10.2174/1874836800802010030]

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In this paper we had highlighted on the current sustainable building in Bahrain, United Arab Emirate and Kuwait. Some of these buildings are integrated with wind turbines, i.e. Bahrain World Trade Centre , Bahrain , with Photovoltaic, i.e. The Euro-University , Bahrain, and The English School , Kuwait, and combination of both ( wind turbine and Photovoltaic) ,i.e. The Lighthouse, Dubai, UAE. There is also a building that is sustainable due to its unique cooling and innovative design, i.e. the MKM Commercial Holdings LLC, Dubai, and UAE. We also had discussed the hurdles of constructing sustainable buildings in these three countries and the GCC countries. We also had suggested several mechanisms and policies that will accelerate the execution of sustainable buildings.


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