The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has expressed its support for the development of a ‘green building code’ in Bahrain.
At present, Bahrain is in the process of developing a green building plan for its future city and urban development projects, and the implementation of the proposed building law is expected to reduce electricity and water consumption across the country.
According to AHEC, wood is one of the very few materials that can help buildings comply with enforced green building codes and gain accreditation from international green building programs.
“Sustainability, ‘green’ construction, and quality standards have all become important global issues within the design and construction sector, and the introduction of ‘green building codes’ is a positive move across the region.
“As the Middle East region makes significant strides in the global movement towards achieving sustainability, we remain committed to further promoting the environmental credentials of American hardwoods,” said Roderick Wiles, AHEC director for Africa, Middle East, India and Oceania.