Top Ten Global Cities for Green Buildings in 2016 . . .

A white paper by Solidiance, a corporate strategy consulting firm with focus on Asia, in an international survey of the development of green buildings in the world’s major cities was released last week.  In the “ Top 10 Cities for Global Green Buildings ” study by Solidiance, the world’s global cities have been ranked for their green building performance, compared to a set of agreed criteria.

Dubai has secured a place as one of the top 10 global cities.  And here is how the UAE’s local media reported on the white paper :

Globally, Paris, Singapore and London were found to have topped the list, with the largest number of green buildings and initiatives.  Three of the categories focused on the number of green building initiatives and their effectiveness, while one category focused on each city’s overall green performance.

The emirate ranked eighth on the list, which measured cities for their green building performance across four different categories.

Dubai was given a score of 43.52%, scoring most strongly in the ‘green building efficiency and performance’ category.  However, the emirate scored poorly in the waste recycling metric and in its renewable energy consumption levels.

The report comes even as Dubai has embarked on its clean energy strategy 2050 under which 7% of the city’s energy will be derived from clean energy sources by 2020, rising to 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050.  The strategy also aims to maintain the city’s position as one of the global leaders for green buildings.

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TOP 10 GLOBAL CITIES FOR GREEN BUILDINGS IN 2016

  1. Paris
  • Performance index score: 71.74%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 64
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. Singapore
  • Performance index score: 70.32%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 48
  • Green building policies and targets: 12.50%
  1. London
  • Performance index score: 67.77%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 68
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. Sydney
  • Performance index score: 62.93%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 6
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. Tokyo
  • Performance index score: 59.99%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 8
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. Hong Kong
  • Performance index score: 51.75%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 4
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. New York
  • Performance index score: 50.62%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 5
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. Dubai
  • Performance index score: 43.52%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 8
  • Green building policies and targets: 10%
  1. Beijing
  • Performance index score: 41.00%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 11
  • Green building policies and targets: 12.50%
  1. Shanghai
  • Performance index score: 36.94%
  • Green buildings as a percentage of total number of buildings: 15
  • Green building policies and targets: 12.50%

Excerpts of the paper’s preface of Solidiance white paper are reproduced herewith :

THE TOP 10 GLOBAL CITIES FOR GREEN BUILDINGS

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This white paper ranks the performance of 10 global cities: Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo (not in particular order) with regards to green buildings performance.  Each city was analysed to assess green building policies and targets, adoption of green building certification and construction projects, and the efficient performance of the city’s built environment.  The purpose of the paper is to benchmark and publish the green building performance of these global cities, in order to evaluate global progress towards sustainable development, increase knowledge-sharing, share best practices, and better understand what is best (and what is not) working for cities on the global green building stage.

The methodology used in the assessment and development of this white paper is based on four main categories:

  • City-wide Green Building Landscape
  • Buildings Efficiency and Performance
  • Green Building Policies and Targets
  • Green City Culture and Environment

Read more at http://www.solidiance.com/whitepaper/download/the-top-10-global-cities-for-green-buildings.php

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