Bahrain to adopt green building specifications

MANAMA - Green building specifications will be considered in government construction, Bahrain’s Ministry of Works has announced.

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Published: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 9:12 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:34 AM

The initiative seeks to provide support for projects implemented by the ministry, through the application of green buildings specifications, to preserve power and protect environmental resources.

“Bahrain is now investing in the field of green energy as part of its commitment towards creating lasting water and electricity resources. The Construction Projects Directorate has already applied the green buildings specifications at a number of schools currently under construction,” Construction Projects Director, Mona Al Motawa, announced on Monday.

“Our objective is to provide a safe and healthy environment for students. We have used environment-friendly materials in air channels and air conditioners, which have limited effect on greenhouse effect/global warming. Controlling air conditioning and lighting systems also contributes positively to preserving energy,” she added.

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