DEWA CEO visits new Al Quoz green building
Building for Water & Civil division has solar panels and LED lighting
H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) CEO and MD, has inspected the new Al Quoz building under construction for Dubai’s Water and Civil division. The building boasts impressive green credentials, and is the first government building constructed in Dubai that meets the highest green building standards.
“In line with the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, we have constructed this building in accordance with the highest green building standards and features in the Emirate. 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.
“The new building will be operated through the building management programme, which can manage HVAC units in the facility in a way that allows electricity savings and automated control operations. The building also follows the standards of saving electricity and water, and has the ability to generate 600kW of electricity using solar power. The facility is also equipped with high efficiency insulatives and smart building systems. It also uses LED technology in lighting, which allows saving 50% of the energy used in order to protect environment as part of our commitment and responsibility towards society,” he adds.
The new building is located on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed road, and has a total floor space of 340,000 square feet. It is set to be dedicated for use by the Water and Civil division, which encompasses the Water Operations, Maintenance, Projects and Civil Engineering departments.