Sunday, April 14, 2024

Inauguration of the world’s first mosque with a platinum rating for green buildings


The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is the world’s first mosque to receive the platinum rating for green buildings in the Hatta region – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (4th Edition) (LEED v4) reached 83 points from the US Green Building Council. The commission established the mosque, which houses more than 600 worshipers on an area of ​​1,050 square meters, according to the highest standards of environmental sustainability.

Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said: “In all our plans and initiatives, we are committed to adhering to the highest standards of sustainability and performance in line with the Dubai City Plan 2040. Sheikh, Vice President and President of the United Arab Emirates Launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Cabinet and Ruler of Dubai, it draws an integrated map of urban development, focuses on sustainable development, transforms Dubai into the best city of life in the world, and the vision of power as a leading, sustainable and innovative global entity is detrimental to the environment and its resources.

Al Dyer added: “Leading in energy and environmental design in the Hatta area, the launch of the world’s first mosque with platinum rating for green buildings is an effort to support a comprehensive and sustainable development plan in Hatta, and to meet the needs of social, economic and environmental development in the region.

Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charity in Dubai, said, “The Department of Islamic Affairs and Charity in Dubai is committed to protecting the environment in support of its efforts. Is a pioneer in achieving sustainability for a better environmental future and adhering to best practices for conserving natural resources.Platinum rating for green buildings is an indication of achieving international sustainability standards by achieving efficiency by creating a healthy environment.

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He added: “The department operates with a global focus on spreading and strengthening the values ​​of Islamic neutrality, promoting charitable work and building mosques in line with best international practices. The opening of the mosque is a reflection of sustainable practices and efforts to prioritize human health.”

The mosque will have a 25-meter-high minaret, parking for cars and bicycles, facilities for committed people and a “green charger” station for electric cars. This mosque helps to rationalize about 26.5% of energy and 55% of water. Power used building materials made from recycled materials in the construction of the mosque and uses a highly efficient air purification system to provide a healthy, stable environment within the mosque. Work is underway to install photovoltaic solar panels to provide clean energy to the mosque, as well as to complete the water purification unit and reuse for irrigation, sanitation and other purposes.

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