Green Mosques project to save water and power
300 mosques to save Dh6m by cutting power and water use by 20 per cent
A new project entitled ‘Green Mosques’ is hoped to reduce the consumption of water and electricity in 300 mosques across Dubai.
Announced by Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi at a seminar in Abu Dhabi, the initiative came after hidden cameras placed as part of an experiment by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department discovered that huge volumes of water were left to pour down the drain.
In an interview with the Gulf News, Shaikh Abdul Aziz said that a consultant had identified 300 mosques that paid Dh26 million in electricity and water charges last year. “The bills could be Dh32 million this year, and the project envisions saving Dh6 million by reducing water and electricity consumption by 20 per cent.”
He also said that the saved money could be used for productive purposes, and urged the participation of the public in similar projects.