Positive energy HQ for Gulf solar city

Posted by Laura Grant on March 22, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

masdarcity-hq.jpgPictured is the headquarters of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City. The building will be the world’s first large-scale positive energy building – which means it will produce more energy than it consumes – according to the architecture firm chosen to design it. The building will also be the first in history to generate the power needed to build it because its huge solar roof will be built first. The building’s features will include integrated wind turbines, one of the world’s largest building-integrated solar energy arrays, and solar thermal-driven cooling and dehumidification system. The building will also use 70 percent less water than “typical mixed-use buildings of the same size”.

Besides being the city’s HQ, the building will also accommodate private residences and businesses.

Masdar City will be constructed over seven phases and is scheduled to be complete by 2016. The headquarters should be finished by the end of 2010.

Via :: Environmental News Agency

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