Research Articles and White Papers

Browse through our most recent research and white papers for the latest in sustainability, energy and the environment.

Indoor Air Quality Index for Preoccupancy Assessment

The purpose of this study is to document the potential impacts on indoor air quality associated with different types of building materials (wall and floor finishes) through the development of an Indoor Air Quality index. The study first identifies pollutant sources and their corresponding health impacts due to short-term and long-term exposures. The study also […]

Published: January 10, 2018 Author: Dalia Wagdi

Environmental Surveying With Drones: Vast Potential in the Middle East

Unmanned aerial vehicles, colloquially known as ‘drones’,

Published: 2018 Author: Sonya Benjamin

Ambient Outdoor Air Quality Standards in the UAE

This paper will look at ambient outdoor air quality standards in the UAE, the existing monitoring network, and the extent of available data

Author: Sreya Vempatti

The WELL Building Standard: Opportunities and Challenges for the UAE

A discussion on the WELL Building Standard in the UAE

Author: Sreya Vempatti

Fire Safety and Loss Prevention of Electrical Rooms and Data Centers

A discussion on fire safety requirements for data centers and electrical rooms

Published: June 2017 Author: Peter Van Gorp

Waste Management in Design

Three different case studies are presented to showcase various systems that can be incorporated in the design of a development…

June 2017 Authors: Nivine Issa & Phillipa Grant

Clean Energy is The Way Forward in Mideast

With rapid global migration to the urban landscapes, cities are at the front lines in the fight against climate change

Published: June 10, 2017 Author: Saeed Al Abbar

Blind Spots of Sustainability: Architecture

This paper discusses how the intended purpose of architecture has contributed to this shortfall…

Published: November 07, 2016 Author: Bashar Al Shawa

Climate Change and Mitigation efforts in the UAE

Discussion on Climate Change and the different national plans for mitigation and adaptation in response to the ratification of the COP21 agreement

Published: 2016 Author: Nivine Issa

Sustainability in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

This review article sheds light on the achievements and challenges of sustainable development in the Middle East.

Published: January 2015 Author: Nivine Issa

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