Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has unveiled plans to build what it claims will be the “tallest, largest and smartest” government net zero energy building in the world.
The total energy used by DEWA’s new headquarters, called Al Shera’a, will be equal to or less than the energy produced on site annually.
It has appointed a consortium led by Moro Hub – a subsidiary of Digital DEWA – Ghantoot Group, Johnson Controls and Microsoft to implement the latest digital twin technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, AI and smart building management solutions in the building.
Comprising 15 floors and a capacity to accommodate more than 5,000 people, Al Shera’a will be designed for a platinum rating by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and a silver rating from the WELL Building Standard.
The project will support the UAE’s drive to achieve 50 % of its energy capacity needs through clean energy sources by 2050.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said: “We work in alignment with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy.
“DEWA adopts the latest disruptive solutions and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications at Al Shera’a. This supports our vision to become a globally leading sustainable, innovative corporation. This also protects the right of future generations to live in a clean, healthy and safe environment. This also supports the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world leading nation.”