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Mohamed Al Khadar
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Mohamed Al Khadar

Executive director, Development Review & Estidama Abu Dhabi UPC
Sheikh Issam Alzahid
Neil Reynolds

Since Mohamed Al Khadar assumed responsibility for development of Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC), the organization has seen a number of dramatic initiatives.

UPC’s Estidama notably announced its joint development with Surouh in November 2012 of a sustainable villa, compliant with Estidama’s Pearl Rating system, and targeting 35% less energy and 25% less water usage compared with its consumptive conventional counterparts.

Unveiling a life-size prototype at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, Al Khadar noted: “Energy efficiency is a crucial element of Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 as the emirate aims to double the rate of improvement of energy efficiency by that time.

We all know that existing residential areas in the Emirate uses a substantial percentage of Abu Dhabi’s energy and water resources. By building sustainable homes to Estidama Pearl Rating System requirements, we create healthier, efficient and environmentally friendly communities, as well as a better return on their investment for villa owners.”

The concept has already been integrated into Al Ain Ghareba Emirati Housing Project, a community of 600 villas with 2 Pearl Rating at design stage. In April this year UPC also unveiled a streamlined new development review stream (DRS) process aimed at a 31-63% reduction in issuing the approvals for new projects.

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Awards

New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
Sub-Consultancy of the Year to be crowned for the first time at the gala ceremony
Leaders in Construction KSA Awards to be held in Sep 2019
Gala ceremony in Riyadh to recognise and reward Saudi Arabia's best construction projects and brightest

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2019: Pinsent Masons confirmed as Gold Sponsor
Law firm is among the major construction industry players confirmed as sponsors for Leaders UAE's
Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
Dubai conference to see top officials discuss the people, trends, and challenges that will power

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 747
Aug 03, 2019