|Project Title:||DEWA Sustainable Building|
|Project Location:||Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE|
|Client:||Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)|
|LEED Consultant & Engineers:||Green Technologies FZCO|
|Architect and MEP:||DEWA A&E Team|
|Contractor:||Diploma Emirates Building Contracting|
|LEED Fundamental & Enhanced Commissioning Authority:||Green Technologies FZCO|
|Energy Efficiency Features:||• 66% more energy efficient than an ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Baseline Building
• 666 kWp of Solar PV
DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) is a government-owned utility company launched on 1st January 1992. DEWA recently completed the DEWA Sustainable Building at Al Quoz, Dubai, achieving the highest global sustainability rating in its class, achieving the coveted LEED Platinum level of certification. On a scale of 110 LEED Points, this building achieved a total of 98 points, making it the first government owned building in the world to achieve such a LEED score.
This 3-storey office building (B+G+2) with a total floor area of 31,379.3 m2 (337,764 feet2) is located in the industrial area of the Emirate of Dubai. This is a commercial office development intended to serve as an office development for use by DEWA staff and the general public.
Key Energy Efficiency Highlights of the Building include:
- 666kWp of Grid Connected Solar PV system
- A high efficiency building façade
- An Energy Efficient lighting system
- Extensive Day lighting in interior spaces
- Water cooled high efficiency Air Conditioning system
- Use of Energy Star Rated office equipment and computers
- 66% more energy efficient than an ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Baseline Building
- Energy Utilization Intensity (EUI) of 120 kWh/Sq.m/Year, compared to a traditional building in the region which would have a EUI close to 400
- Integration of Daylighting and Occupancy Sensors
- Task Lighting for Enhanced Lighting Controls
- Thermal comfort design as per ASHRAE 55-2004
This achievement by DEWA demonstrates leadership, and is a major role model for future buildings, noting that high performance buildings are indeed possible. Everybody has a responsibility towards making our world greener, more sustainable with lower energy and water utilization.
The future generations depend on such initiative of the present generation and thus making it our responsibility to continue with our mission to develop high performance buildings such as The DEWA Sustainability Building.