Work to start on Sustainable City Phase II
DUBAI, January 10, 2017
UAE-based Diamond Developers said it plans to start construction on the second phase of its flagship Sustainable City project, a net zero energy city spread over five-million-sq-ft area in Dubai.
Located in Dubailand on Al Qudra Road, the development is Middle East’s first operational sustainable community comprising 500 villas in five residential clusters.
In the first phase, five residential clusters of 100 villas each have been built besides a community mall, a central green spine, an equestrian centre, horse, bicycle, walking and jogging tracks.
The Sustainable City has at present around 1,000 residents with more than 250 villas already occupied.
The second phase will see the construction of an eco-resort, a country club, a green school, a science museum and the sustainability centre of excellence, said Diamond Developers, which will be playing a key role at the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, said the compaany in a statement.
The company is readying itself for the 10th edition of the WFES to be held in at the Adnec from January 16 to 19.
Established in 2003 by a team of eco-minded entrepreneurs, architects and civil engineers, Diamond Developers’ vision and mission is to be at the forefront of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable property industry and to deliver premium quality properties and businesses, it stated.
As a platinum sponsor, the company aims to highlight its latest innovations during the summit, across its 300 m stand, which brings together local and global leaders in science, academics, policy, technology and business to showcase the region’s first tangible steps in sustainable living.
On the upcoming show, Faris Saeed, the chief executive at Diamond Developers, said: "We are honoured to be participating for the second consecutive year. The summit is dedicated to advancing future energy, clean technologies and energy efficiency, and our involvement is in line with our commitment to global efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development."
Following the construction of the first Net Zero Energy Hotel building in Dubai, the first Green School powered by solar energy, and The Diamond Innovation Center, that produces 140 per cent of its own energy, the first negative lifecycle footprint building will be introduced to the region.
Highlighting The Sustainable City’s efforts in ensuring sustainable commitment, Saeed said: "Long before the term sustainability was introduced, we had been placing sustainable development at the top of our agenda."
"Aligning itself with Dubai’s Green Economy Vision, The Sustainable City was specifically designed to focus on the three pillars of sustainability; economic, environment and social. It has adopted many initiatives in this regard and made tremendous efforts toward the consolidation of sustainable development," he added.-TradeArabia News Service