Green Building and Sustainability

Our climate is changing. A shift in the number of wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, and heavy rainfalls has been attributed to climate change. These changes have had an impact on agriculture and wildlife, including the introduction of new pests and depleting habitats. Humans and our current life style practices remain the leading contributors to climate[…]

Measuring the Actual Energy Cost Performance of Green Buildings: A Test of the Earned Value Management Approach

Luay N. Dwaikat * and Kherun N. Ali Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia; * Correspondence:; Tel.: +60-19-729-2609 or +970-598-100-395 Academic Editor: Nyuk Hien Wong Received: 30 January 2016; Accepted: 2 March 2016; Published: 11 March 2016 Abstract: Reduced energy consumption is a key aspect of the[…]

The UAE’s Environmental Impact

In 2006, the Living Planet Report (LPR)1 ranked the United Arab Emirates as the country with the highest per capita Ecological Footprint in the world.  In its latest report published in 2014, Living Planet listed the UAE as having the third-highest Ecological Footprint, per capita. The United Arab Emirates’ ranking down in the World Wildlife[…]