09 January 2017
Dubai, UAE – The Sustainable City – the first Net Zero Energy city in Dubai and Middle East’s first operational sustainable community – readies itself for the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) for the second consecutive year. The summit will be held in at the ADNEC in Abu Dhabi from the 16th till the 19th January 2017.
The Sustainable City, comprising of 500 villas in five residential clusters, has around 1000 residents with more than 250 villas already occupied. The city, participating as a platinum sponsor, aims to highlight its latest innovations during the Summit, across their three-hundred-meter 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.
Faris Saeed, CEO at Diamond Developers the real-estate company behind the Sustainable City, said: “We are honored to be participating for the second consecutive year at The World Future Energy Summit. 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”.
Highlighting The Sustainable City’s efforts in ensuring sustainable commitment, Saeed added: “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”.
Aligning with Dubai’s Green Economy Vision and UAE Vision 2021, The Sustainable City announces their plans to commence construction on the second phase of their project. With 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% of its own energy, which will be introduced as the first negative lifecycle footprint building in the region.
About Sustainable City:The Sustainable City in Dubai offers the three pillars of sustainability; Environmental, Economic and Social, across one all-inclusive and comprehensive community landscape. Providing a full array of residential luxury facilities and amenities that have no negative impact on the environment, a unique concept that redefines sustainable living through its energy efficient housing, first Net Zero Energy city, no service or maintenance fees, green education and health care, eco-attractions and a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure activities, commercial, urban farming, and an Innovation Centre all that delivers a high quality sustainable living. With 46 hectares, the city is located in Dubailand on Al Qudra Road.
The Sustainable City received four awards, one from the International Green Design Awards 2016 in China, and also the ‘Green Residential Building of the year’ at EmiratesGBC 2016 Award, and recently won the ‘Best Residential Development’ and ‘Best Residential Property’ awards at the Arabian Property Awards 2016.. Furthermore, the city has recently partnered with Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF (EWS-WWF) to tackle climate change and promote energy conservation & solar power.
About Diamond Developers: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.
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