By Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
The Dubai government’s first green building that can significantly cut down energy consumption and generate 600kW of electricity using solar power is fast taking shape on Shaikh Zayed Road in Al Quoz.
The building with a total space of around 340,000 square feet is Dubai’s first government building built according to the highest green building standards.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and MD of Dewa who inspected the construction of the building, said the building is constructed in accordance with the highest green building standards and features in the emirate in line with the Green Economy for Sustainable Development Initiative announced by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.
“This step is part of Dewa’s commitment towards sustainability and conserving natural resources, and it is also a part of Dubai’s strategic plan,” said Al Tayer who was accompanied by Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive Vice-President, Water and Civil Division, Dewa; and Mohammed Al Shamsi, Senior Manager, Civil Engineering Projects; during his visit.
He said that the new building would be operated through the building management programme, which can manage HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) units in the facility in a way that allows electricity savings and automated control operations.