Faisal Al-Fadl, head of the Initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Green Building, has announced that Saudi Arabia is building 15 percent of the green building projects in the Middle East.
The Kingdom currently has more than 300 projects out of 2,000 green projects spread throughout the Middle Eastern countries, taking up 20 million square meters by the end of last year and expected to double in the current year. He told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily.
The majority of the green building projects are located in Riyadh with investments estimated at SR200 billion, he was quoted as saying according to Arab News. Why such rapid growth? Al-Fadl said the projects are aimed to boost the culture of green building in the community and foster concepts of sustainability, environment and humanity.