The Dubai government’s first green building that can significantly cut down energy consumption and generate 600kW of electricity using solar power is nearing completion. The building, which is dedicated for the water and civil division of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has a total space of around 340,000sqft and is the country’s first government building built according to the highest green building standards.
The 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. It follows standards of saving electricity and water, and has the ability to generate 600kW of electricity using solar power. The facility is also equipped with smart building systems and uses LED technology in lighting, which allows a 50% energy saving.