University of Dubai: 1st Net-Zero Energy Building in the Region

Dubai University: A university that cares about protecting the environment.

Yes, you read it right.

Following the completion of a $1.47 million (AED 5.4 million) solar power project on its campus, the University of Dubai has been named the first LEED-certified net-zero energy facility in the area, according to a statement from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber).

Within the first year of operation, the University of Dubai solar project is anticipated to save $326,726 (AED1.2m). Modern technology was used to install a Ground Mount Solar system on-site as part of the project. Due to the system's direct connection to the national grid, batteries are not required for energy storage.

The statement was made during the opening of the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019, which runs from November 21–28 at the Academic City campus of the University of Dubai.

In the presence of representatives from the Dubai Municipality, Sudeku, Unilever, Bee'ah, Dulsco, and EnviroServe, as well as HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, HE Hamad Buamim, president and chief executive officer of Dubai Chamber, and Dr Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, president of the University of Dubai, the accomplishments were announced by officials from Dubai Chamber and the University of Dubai.

Under the theme "World Without Waste," the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Week 2019 will feature events and activities highlighting cutting-edge waste management techniques and technological advancements.

The Structure of Dubai University

The SEE Institute, a Diamond Developers division conducting sustainability research, development, and professional training, will be based in the 50,000-square-foot structure.

Before operations, the building will use an offset plan to offset all its embodied carbon emissions from construction and interiors. Additionally, it will generate more than 300 percent of its operational energy needs from renewable resources, including solar panels and a biogas facility using TSC organic waste.

From this, 100% of the operating energy will be covered, and 15% of the emissions from the institute's consumables, water desalination, and commuting personnel will be compensated. According to a release, the remaining 50% will make it possible for the structure to turn carbon positive.

The institute's mission is to hasten climate action through training, research and development, company incubation, conferences, and events. In addition, we hope to inspire people by imparting our knowledge and experience to provide a brighter future for future generations through targeted collaborations with partners, academic institutions, and governmental organizations.

The new facility will advance sustainable knowledge, technology, and ideas through research, training, events, and the incubation of tech businesses. According to the statement, completion is anticipated within the upcoming months.

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The Sustainable City, situated in Dubai land and covers around 46 hectares, offers eco-friendly residential amenities.

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