In line with its continuous collaboration with other governmental departments to promote environmental awareness among all community segments, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received in its sustainable building in Al Qouz, a group of students of the Environmental Education training programme from the Dubai Municipality.
The visit aimed to demonstrate the features of the sustainable building and educate the students on the best implemented solutions for conserving electricity and water and protecting the environment. The visit also included a workshop and presentation on the sustainable building.
DEWA officials provided an onsite tour to demonstrate the specifications and features of the building, which is the first sustainable building in the UAE, and the largest government building in the world with a Platinum rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the US Green Building Council institute, which has a set of rating criteria for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings, in the world. The DEWA building achieved 98 out of 110 points.
The students were briefed on DEWA’s achievements in the fields of efficiency, reliability, sustainability, conservation, demand management, infrastructure, preserving natural resources, increasing the use of renewable and clean energy, and protecting the environment.
Dubai Municipality organises the Environmental Education training programme for the children of its staff members to promote positive environmental practices, for further contributing to preserving natural resources and reducing pollution.