Religious AND environmental salvation: Green mosque planned for Dubai
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today announced plans for the building and said they technology used will aim to reduce energy and water consumption in the building by 15-18 per cent.
Set for completion by the end of 2013, the mosque will be located behind the Al Rowad village near the Clock Tower Roundabout in Deira. The 45,000 square feet mosque will take shape over an area of 105,000 square feet. As the largest mosque in Dubai, the facility will accommodate 3,500 worshippers
The mosque will feature green spaces particularly gardens on the roof for heat insulation. In addition to green building technologies such as solar panels to heat water for ablution and the Imam’s house, the mosque will host recycle plants to treat water used in ablution for guarding and washroom purposes.
Tayeb Abdulrahman Al Rais, secretary general at AMAF, said: “The construction of the mosque is in line with the UAE leadership’s vision towards the conservation of resources, environment protection and the adoption of green practices. With the global call for energy conservation, it is essential for developers to take responsibility for creating buildings that comply with green standards.
"The mosque project complies with best practices in corporate governance, while being transparent and gaining the validation of awqaf, government and private institutions.”
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