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The first eco-friendly mosque in Dubai will open its gates in 2013

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 26.09.2012   |   
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If more and more business centers and residential buildings are equipped with ecological systems for responsible usage of energy resources, why the religious centers can’t be built in the same way? A great initiative comes from Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation (AMAF), an organization who is planning tu build in Dubai the biggest environmentally friendly mosque in the Emirates.

Covering an area of 4.180 square meters this mosque will be opened nearby a village called Al Rowad, at the end of 2013 and will host up to 3.500 men praying inside.

Inside the mosque the water is heated by photovoltaic panels. Then, after the ablution rituals, the waste waters is used for flushing toilets and for irrigating the surrounding greeneries. A smart system that contains some air-conditioning units and computer controlled sensors automatically switches on the ventilation, whenever the heat and humidity inside reach a critical point.

The walls of this mosque will be covered with a special coating that keeps it cool during the hot summer days, while the inside lighting will be mostly covered with natural sunlight.

By building this mosque, AMAF wants to reduce the water consumption by 25% and electricity consumption by 20%, compared to other mosques.

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