Demand soars for sustainable developments

01.09.2014
Residents in the UAE are looking for sustainability when it comes to real estate developments. A recent poll carried out revealed that 72.5% of respondents felt going green was important to their lifestyle.

Sustainability is set to take centre stage for developers. In fact, Emaar's community management programme will be at the forefront of sustainable developments on show at Cityscape Global next month with more residents expressing their desire to adopt a greener lifestyle.
A recent poll conducted by Bayt.com showed that 72.5% of respondents considered going green as something very important to their lifestyle, with 80% also stating that environmental issues and conservation of natural resources concerned them "to a large extent".
Honoured with the first Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year award by The Emirates Green Building Council, Emaar Community Management will be echoing their sustainability working patterns at the three-day event, which takes place from 21 - 23 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Sameer Kulkarni, director of Emaar Community Management said: "We are handling budgets of more than US$750 million and the numbers are only growing with the addition of new communities, such as the expansion of Arabian Ranches including Alma 2, La Avenida 2 to name a few, The Opera District, Reem, Dubai Hills Estate and many more."
"Sustainable principles, strategies and practices are fundamental to how we maintain our communities. Some of our initiatives include a drive to remove invasive Damas trees, an edutainment event for younger residents, as well as campaigns and community projects to conserve water and energy. These efforts are complemented by our focus on renewable energy initiatives, recycling and waste management."

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