MEFMA to discuss energy in tall building findings
Association will set benchmarking strategies to mark energy efficiency
MEFMA will hold a breakfast meeting in Abu Dhabi today, January 16, to present its findings on energy consumption in tall buildings.
The Energy in Tall Buildings focus group, led by Juma Al Muhairy, MEFMA member, was tasked late last year with benchmarking strategies to measure and implement energy efficiencies in the region for buildings of nine floors and above.
“The focus group’s remit was to evaluate sustainable performance of high rise buildings in the region,” said Al Muhairy.
“Within this framework we analysed utilities consumption and the development of energy management policies at the building/complex level to create a benchmark.”
To fully understand how optimum energy efficiencies in tall buildings can be achieved, the group studied a number of high performance models from around the world.
“Designing a sustainable tower requires a 360-degree view of the entire building enterprise,” added Al Muhairy. “The group considered the local and global environment, the availability of renewable and non-renewable resources, plus we assessed the impact on the community.”
Furthermore, the collaborative input of architects, planners, engineers, social scientists, behavioral scientists, and other community-based groups were taken into consideration.
The breakfast meeting will be at Radisson Blu, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi sponsored by RWN Trading and Facility Cloud.