DEWA set to construct the tallest zero energy building

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DEWA set to construct the tallest zero energy building

DEWA set to construct the tallest zero energy building

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) new central command office will be the highest, biggest and smartest zero energy building or ZEB on the planet once it’s finished in 2019.

The government office revealed its new headquarter located Al Jadaf, when it received delegates from the Roads & Transport Authority lead by Mattar Al Tayer, director general & board of exec. Directors chairman in RTA.

Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA emphasized in the meeting, the components of the new headquarters named Al-Sheraa, which in Arabic implies ‘sail’.

The Al-Sheraa building will be in a 9.3 hectare, over 1.85 hectare of land area. It is being constructed in the center of the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf.

According to Al Tayer, building Al-Sheraa, sets up a good example in Dubai & the world to accomplish a harmony amongst the earth and the development to ensure the privilege of future eras to live in a sound, healthy and safe environment.

“The combined lot area of Al-Sheraa will be more than 13.93 hectare. The building will have more than 1.65 hectare of photovoltaic solar panels to create more than 3,500 kilowatt.

There will be more than 2,000 square meter of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV).

Combined renewable energy created by the building will be more than 5,400 megawatt hours (MW/h) every year.

The structure will have an energy utilization intensity or EUI of 60 kW/m2 every year. The building will be finished and launched before 2019 ends.

Al Tayer was at awe with the technical & architectural design of DEWA’s new central command, which will be a savvy environment friendly structure that utilizes the sun’s energy to meet the buildin’s electricity requirements.

Al-Sheraa’s plan was motivated by the customary houses in the United Arab Emirates, where enclosed areas tend to neglect an open patio.

The yard will be the point of convergence and most noticeable component of the building. To lessen the heat in the open patio, a sail pattern is utilized to give shaded spaces.

The natural light amid the day will flow through particular gaps in the sail, giving adequate light without the heat.

The building will utilize the modern technologies including Internet of Things, big and open information, and artificial intelligence. Robots will be utilized for cleaning and to give security service.

The combined energy utilized in the building in a year is equivalent to or less than the nergy created on the site amid that year.

DEWA’s new base camp is focused to get platinum or highest certification rating by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The structure aims to utilize half of what average building uses.

The green spaces will be very nearly half of the building’s zone. DEWA’s new home office through a bridge will be connected to Al Jadaf metro station.


Mohamed Dekkak

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