Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- Deal on environmentally sustainable housing project  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 16/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and Solar-Institut Jlich (SIJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on an environmentally sustainable housing project



Both parties pledged to ensure the highest standards of precision and accuracy are applied when recording valuable scientific energy and water data for the Qatar Case Study Passivhaus Baytna Project.



The research will be used in long-term efforts to help reduce Qatar's carbon footprint. The project, led by QGBC, involves two fully insulated and airtight villas which will be monitored for energy use efficiency and sustainability.



Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said, "QGBC is proud to partner with German SIJ. We are extremely grateful to SIJ and the generosity and progressive approach of the German government which will be funding SIJ's involvement in the Project



"Their contribution will allow us to ensure the knowledge gained from the project will be exact, and useful to industry experts and academics researching sustainability in Qatar.



Dr Alex Amato, Head of Sustainability, QGBC, said, "SIJ will alsprovide QGBC with comprehensive electronic documentation of the monitoring system and assist in data evaluation by undertaking dynamic building simulations using its energy model."




The project promises to deliver an ultra-low operational energy regime due to the building's super-insulated and airtight envelope.



This greatly reduces the need for space cooling, reducing energy consumption and subsequent carbon dioxide emissions.



If these principles are applied extensively to the new and existing building stock, then Qatar's carbon footprint can be significantly reduced.



Dr Joachim Gttsche, Head of the Energy Efficiency Department, SIJ, said: "As part of our role, we will be responsible for monitoring the systems of the two villas efficiently and ensuring the operations are accurate. This will allow our team to prepare an analysis that will demonstrate energy consumption, air quality and thermal comfort.



"It will be interesting to transfer our knowledge and experiences taken from a central European climate and compare them to the information we attain from this research in Qatar's hot climate," he added

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 26 2016 - The Euromoney Kuwait Conference: Meeting the Challenge of Financial Innovation and ReformMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Kuwait City - 27 September The 8th annual Euromoney Kuwait Conference takes place today on 27 September 2016, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City. Co-hosted by the Ministry of ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Oil Industry Must Focus on Sustainability, Says Top Petroleum Development Oman ExecutiveMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Ms Intisaar Al Kindi to Represent Innovative Oman Oil Producer at Middle East’s Largest Oil & Gas Event Industry Transition and Resilience Set the Agenda for ADIPEC 2016 Abu ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Moderate quakes rattle Japan no injuries or damage reportedSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) TOKYO, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah,1437 AH, 26 September,2016 , SPA -- A pair of moderate earthquakes rattled northern and southern Japan on Monday, but there were no immediate ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Pakistan launches polio vaccination drive amid tight securitySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Islamabad, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah,1437 AH, 26 September,2016 , SPA -- Pakistan on Monday launched a three-day national anti-polio campaign to vaccinate around 37 million ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Israeli occupation forces open fire on Palestinian homes in GazaSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Gaza city, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah, 1437,September 26, 2016, SPA -- Israeli occupation forces targeted and opened fire on Palestinian homes, east of Khan Yunis in the southern ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participates in International Conference on Atomic Energy in ViennaSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Vienna, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah, 1437,September 26, 2016, SPA -- The International Conference on Atomic Energy today opened its 60th session in the Austrian capital Vienna. ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Governor of Jeddah receives US Consul General in JeddahSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah, 1437,September 26, 2016, SPA -- Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah, received here today United States Consul General in ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Saudi- Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Receives Poland's AmbassadorSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah, 1437,September 26, 2016, SPA -- Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, received here today Ambassador of ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Chinese stocks close below 3,000-mark after period of stabilitySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Beijing, Dhu-AlHijjah 25, 1437, September 26, 2016, SPA -- Chinese shares fell below the symbolic 3,000-point mark on Monday, following months of greater stability and ...

 Sep 26 2016 - Saudi Food and Drug Authority bans import of poultry meat and eggs from TogoSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, 25 Dhu-AlHijjah,1437 AH, 26 September,2016 , SPA -- Saudi Food and Drug Authority has imposed a temporary ban on the import of poultry meat, eggs and their ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help