Dubai is a city that often comes up in discussions about green buildings.
But the UAE’s green building policy is not as clear-cut as it might seem.
In fact, many green buildings are built using materials and techniques that are very different from green building codes in the US, according to a recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The report also found that Dubai’s green buildings have not been widely adopted by the public, making it difficult to identify where and how green buildings should be built.
Al Jazeera’s Mark Walker spoke to the authors of the UNEP report, a Dubai-based NGO, about the city’s green architecture.
Mark Walker: Which buildings in Dubai are the green building networks?
The green building system is a set of policies that Dubai has set up to promote the development of green building systems.
The green buildings and the green buildings network are the largest urban building projects in the UAE.
These are the ones that are going to make the biggest difference for the city.
They are also the ones where the biggest impact is going to be on the residents.
Dubai is building a new network of green buildings, including two towers, to house the government’s energy-efficiency and sustainability programmes.
But these new buildings will also be built by the private sector.
Al-Ahmad: Where are these new towers going to come from?
The Dubai skyline is divided into three main segments.
The southern segment, known as the Blue Zone, is a mix of green and brown buildings.
The eastern segment, which is called Green Zone, contains the green green buildings that were built before the Green Zone was built.
These buildings are also being built by private developers.
Al Ahmad: How does the Green Building network work?
In Dubai, the green architecture network is divided up into three parts: the Green zone, the Green buildings and green structures.
The Green Zone covers about 5% of the city, and is mostly green buildings in the southern and eastern segments of the green city.
The Red zone is home to buildings that are not green, and can only be seen from the Red Zone.
The Dubai government says that the Red zone has the highest carbon emissions per square metre of the entire city.
In the Green zones, the government has given preference to green building projects that are on land that is suitable for housing, such as green roofs, solar panels and landscaping.
Al Sheikh: What are the main features of the new Green zones?
Green buildings are usually built on flat land and are not designed to have high building heights.
The new green buildings built in the Green Zones will be located on the lowest land that can accommodate these buildings, but they can be constructed at a height of up to 1.5 metres.
The main buildings in these Green Zoned areas are mostly residential, and the residential areas will have the most green building elements.
The buildings in this zone are designed to be sustainable, because they are not built on the top of mountains or on the side of a mountain.
They have been designed to allow people to live in the urban environment and will have a good quality of life.
The Al Sheikh area, for example, is home only to the population of 5,500 people, and it is designed to accommodate a mix.
So, they have the best of both worlds: They have the space, the building height, and they can also live there with the people.
Al Ahmed: What’s the biggest problem with green building in the city?
Dubai’s Green Zoning system is designed around the notion that you have to build something that is green to be able to live there, Al Sheikh says.
So a lot of the buildings that we see in the Al Sheikh region are not sustainable.
Al Jazirah: Why are they not sustainable?
In a Green Zone, it is not enough for the buildings to be green, the developer must also provide the buildings with natural light, shade and an air-conditioning system.
Al Zahra: So how does Dubai do this?
Al Sheikh has decided that only the highest-quality green buildings will be allowed to be built in Al Jazairah.
The project will include a building with a roof of glass, and two buildings with a combined height of 3,000 metres.
In addition, the developers will build a new tower on the site of the former World Trade Center, to be called Al Jazeerah.
Al Jahra: What is the difference between a Green Zone and a Red Zone?
The Green ZONE is the highest level of Dubai, Al Zahrah says.
This means that the green elements are higher than the red ones, and therefore they are more environmentally friendly.
Al Azhar: What will happen to all the buildings built under the Green Banners?
There are three levels of the Green City Plan, Al Jazar says.
The first level is the Green Belt, which covers the whole of Dubai.
Al Alameed: This area will be