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SEE Institute launch

The 50,000 sqf future-ready building will be home to SEE Institute, the sustainability research, development, and professional training arm of Diamond Developers. The state-of-the-art building is unveiled at WETEX & Dubai Solar Show, the annual trade exhibition organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in Expo 2020. The building will be offsetting all its […] Continue reading

HSBC issues first green mortgages in the UAE

HSBC has issued the first green mortgages in the UAE, heralding a significant moment for the country’s housing market, future homeowners, and sustainable finance. The three loans were approved for HSBC customers purchasing houses in The Sustainable City community in Dubai. HSBC UAE’s green home loans offer an interest rate discount of 0.25 per cent for properties that […] Continue reading

The Community Development Authority visits Sanad Village in The Sustainable City

A delegation from the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA) visited Sanad Village in The Sustainable City to learn about the center’s comprehensive approach that sets up a new global standard for the rehabilitation, inclusion and empowerment of People of Determination. Led by HE Ahmed Julfar, Director General of CDA, the delegation toured the 30,000 square meter facility […] Continue reading

The Sustainable City joins The Climate Pledge, a commitment to net-zero carbon by 2040

On the occasion of Earth Day, April 22, The Sustainable City – Dubai’s first community designed to achieve net-zero energy – joined The Climate Pledge, a global commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement targets. This ambition is in line with the company’s long-term target to spearhead the way towards net-zero […] Continue reading

The Sustainable City lights up its green biodomes blue to mark Autism Awareness Month

The Sustainable City in Dubai commemorates World Autism Day by joining ‘The Light Up Blue’ campaign. The 11 biodomes in The Sustainable City (TSC) will be flooded with blue light to raise awareness and foster understanding for those with autism. The campaign is annually observed on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day and landmarks all over the world turn blue […] Continue reading

AUS AND SSC ORGANIZE WEBINAR SERIES ON SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Students and faculty members at American University of Sharjah (AUS) can now explore sustainability concepts put into practice by participating in a series of webinars organized by AUS in collaboration with Sharjah Sustainable City (SSC). The webinars, which kicked off last month with a session on energy and climate change, will cover topics such as smarter mobility, eco-districts […] Continue reading

The Sustainable City partners with Efate to recycle Toxic electronic waste

Ensuring a smart solution for one of the most complex threats that the environment is facing, The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, has introduced a new electronic waste (e-waste) collection and management solutions for the community. The 24-Hour e -Waste drop-off station, created in collaboration with EFATE, will provide a free and efficient e-waste […] Continue reading

The Sustainable Human Project: 365 days of only eating food sourced in The Sustainable City, Dubai

A resident of The Sustainable City (TSC), Dubai – the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, has vowed to sustain himself fully on food sourced exclusively inside the community for a full year. Phil Dunn, a Canadian landscape architect, conceived this project during the time of lockdown restrictions, when issues of food security were brought to the fore. Mr. […] Continue reading

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