Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) last week inaugurated the world’s first mosque to receive the platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4) from the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) with 83 points. The mosque in Hatta can accommodate more than 600 worshippers on an area of 1,050 square metres according to the highest environmental sustainability standards.
The mosque comprises a 25-metre-high minaret, car and motor bicycle parking, facilities for People of Determination, and a green charger station. The mosque conserves around 26.5% of energy and 55% of water. Solar photovoltaic panels are currently being installed and a water treatment unit to reuse the water for irrigation and cleaning. DEWA has followed the highest international standards to ensure the air quality by using a highly efficient device for air purification to provide a sustainable and healthy environment inside the mosque, with recycled materials used for construction.
Recycled materials were also used in the construction of the building, which can house up to 600 worshippers in an area of 1,050 square metres. The mosque is built is in accordance with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which outlines an integrated roadmap for urban development based on sustainable development.
The project is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the comprehensive and sustainable development plan of Hatta and to meet the needs of its social, economic and environmental development.