Benchmarking Program

The EmiratesGBC’s Benchmarking Program is a first of its kind in the UAE and MENA Region. The program monitors energy and water consumption in a transparent, comprehensive and cross-sector manner in order to assess and map the built environment’s impact on the environment. Thereby assisting in optimising strategies, regulations and initiatives towards better efficiencies.


The objective of EmiratesGBC’s Benchmarking Program is to place the UAE at the forefront of urban sustainability by benchmarking the performance of all buildings, to measure performance metrics such as energy and water in a cross-sector manner, and to establish a knowledge base of data and key analytical information

The Benchmarking Program has three main phases: