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
Estidama handbook 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.