Green strategies for new villas

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Hat tip to

John Madden

, a senior planning manager at

Urban Planning Council

(UPC), for sending along this helpful graphic of some of the techniques that are suggested to reduce energy and water consumption/waste at villas. The actual

is some 560 pages long. The question is: Now that UPC has gone to this length to create a green building code for a desert climate with little fresh water resources, can it be used as a base for other countries (and emirates) to make buildings more sustainable.