Video: Saeed Al Abbar on the UAE’s sustainability evolution

Sustainable construction and design markets have grown on the back of “regulation-driven mandates” in the UAE, AESG director Saeed Al Abbar told ConstructionWeekOnline.

Al Abbar added that the UAE’s sustainability market “was in its infancy when we [AESG] started.”

He continued: “It wasn’t being [implemented] across the board as it is now, and that’s thanks to regulation-driven mandates by Dubai Municipality and Estidama in Abu Dhabi.”

AESG  was established in 2010 and offers services across five core departments, namely sustainability, environment, fire and facades, energy, and commissioning.

Al Abbar said projects that were the first to apply sustainable principles are now driving the sector even further.

“We’re looking at things that are really pushing the envelope in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability,” he added.

Watch video below for full interview: 

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