Dubai shifts to low-energy architecture
Designers and architects are being encouraged to make better use of glass in future designs, in an effort to make buildings more sustainable and energy efficient. Over the next eight years, as billions of dollars are ploughed into infrastructure development in Qatar and across the GCC region, the focus will turn towards low-energy architecture.
A regional market study issued in Dubai cites that focus will centre on building exteriors where spending will increase from $8bn this year to $12bn by 2024.
The report commissioned by DMG events Middle East, Asia and Africa due in Dubai in September stated that architects and developers need to improve heating and air conditioning costs to achieve energy-efficiency in their structures.