Dubai space centre wins with first ‘Passive House’ for hot climates

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre's ultra-green living space designed specifically for hot and humid climates has beaten off foreign competition from across Mena.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) Sustainable Autonomous House, the first of its kind “Passive House” for a hot and humid climate, has won the 2017 Mena Green Building Award under the category Green Residential Building.

The awards attracted a large number of submissions from many institutions, companies, research centres and students from six countries from the Mena region for different categories focusing on sustainability practices.

The event was organised by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), in partnership with the JordanGBC and LebanonGBC, and supported by the World Green Building Council.

“Awarding the Sustainable Autonomous House at the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards affirms the Centre’s success in launching innovative and integrated projects that provide a typical living environment to humans, adopting to sustainability standards,” said Yousuf Al Shaibani, the director general of MBRSC.

He stressed on the importance of spreading the culture of sustainability to preserve the environment by relying on advanced systems and innovative engineering and technologies solutions that reduce energy consumption depending on natural resources, and also contribute to carbon footprint reduction.

“The UAE is always launching scientific and technological initiatives that reflect the approach to achieve the highest standards of sustainable development,” Mr Al Shaibani concluded.

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