UAE to get region’s first net-zero energy mosque

  • Date: 04-Dec-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:UAE
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UAE to get region’s first net-zero energy mosque



The region’s first net-zero energy mosque will be coming up in Masdar City – a sustainable urban community and innovation hub in Abu Dhabi – a top official announced. “We have designed and created several net-zero energy projects, but this one has particular significance for us and for me personally – particularly given we’re announcing it during COP28,” Mohamed Al Breiki, the executive director of sustainable development at Masdar City, said. The construction of a net-zero energy mosque, which is set to break ground next year, will join three other sustainability projects at Masdar City. “It will be more than a gathering place, a community hub, or a place of worship. It will take people on a cultural, spiritual, and environmental journey, serving as a powerful symbol of our commitment as responsible stewards of the earth. This mosque is our gift to the community.” The 2,349sqm structure, with a capacity for 1,300 worshippers, will produce at least 100 per cent of the energy it needs over the course of a year using 1,590sqm of on-site PV panels. Masdar City hopes to set a new industry standard for houses of worship in the region through an innovative design that blends environmental