The world's first green mosque in Hatta, Dubai.
PHOTO BY DEWA
DUBAI – The world’s first eco-friendly mosque is now open in Dubai’s Hatta.
The mosque received platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design from the US Green Buildings Council with 83 points.
Platinum certification confirms that the mosque has met all international sustainability standards and achieved high levels of efficiency.
The mosque in Hatta was constructed using recycled materials. It can accommodate more than 600 worshippers on an area of 1,050 square metres.
“The mosque, the first of its kind in the world, is a pioneering example for adopting best sustainability practices and preserving natural resources for a better environmental future,” said Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department.
The mosque has a green charger station, among other modern facilities. The mosque conserves around 26.5 percent of energy and 55 percent of water.
Solar photovoltaic panels are currently being installed and a water treatment unit to reuse the water for irrigation and cleaning.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said the mosque is part of a roadmap “to make Dubai the world’s best place to live”. ICA/Expat Media
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