In the field of sustainable building construction Austrian technological advances lead the way internationally. Pioneering products and Austrian know-how in this sector of the economy are well on the way to carving out a chunk of international markets. There is great potential in the Arab world, where interest in modern energy technologies and energy-saving measures is growing. The project “Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center” is an impressive example of a cutting-edge, comprehensive strategy from Austria being implemented in the United Arab Emirates.
Around the world, buildings account for 40 % of end-use energy consumption. Starting from the construction materials employed, producing and transporting them, through the provision of space ..... Read full article
A gigantic sustainable tourism project is taking shape in the city of Al Ain by order of the government in Abu Dhabi – a 400-hectar wildlife park ..... Read full article
For a highly efficient building strategy to be implemented successfully, an integrated planning process is essential, taking all aspects of energy and building services engineering into account. ..... Read full article
The lighting design for the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center was developed by the Tyrolean lighting specialists Bartenbach GmbH; it features integrated lighting fittings (largely concealed) that ..... Read full article
The architects DI Talik CHALABI and DI Jafaar Chalabi on the overall conception of the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center
You were involved in the project as lead consultant. How does one steer the planning process for such a complex construction task? As principal planners we were ..... Read full article
In 2012 one of the largest solar facilities to supply hot water anywhere in the world started operation in Riyadh. The facility was implemented by Millennium Energy ..... Read full article
The core units in the thermal solar facility at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center are remotely supervised by means of IP Solar, a monitoring system developed ..... Read full article
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