USGBC announced its 2015 list of the top countries for LEED ranking countries in terms of gross square meters and numbers of LEED projects to date.
The UAE increased its total amount of LEED-certified space by 72 percent over last year, and climbed from ninth place overall in 2014 to eighth overall in 2015.This achievement reflects UAE commitment to sustainable development signaled through the recent mandate of green building practices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Last year, Dubai municipality announced the mandatory application of its green building regulations on all the buildings in the emirate starting 1st march 2014.
The full ranking is as follows:
|Total GSM of
|Total number of
|5||Republic of Korea||4.81||17.47||279|
|8||United Arab Emirates||3.13||53.44||910|
Given the amount of construction projects that are in the pipeline in Dubai as part of the preparations for EXPO 2020, PEOPLA expects UAE to continue climbing up the ranking and to be among the top 5 by 2020.
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