Construction work is underway at Dubai government’s first green building, designed to generate solar energy and consume less energy, at Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
The 340,000 square feet building consists of a basement, ground floor and two floors. It also features a state-of-the-art water testing laboratory and a parking lot for 350 vehicles.
Construction of the new building is being undertaken according to the highest green building standards. It is dedicated for the water and civil division of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). The building is designed to cut down energy consumption and generate 600kW of electricity using solar power.
This building will implement 'building management system', which will help save efforts and conserve electricity consumption, and automate all monitoring operations. The management system will manage HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) units in the facility in a way to allow 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 to protect environment as part of the commitment and responsibility towards society. The building offers bicycle parking places with 5% of its parking places designated for environmentally-friendly vehicles.