Grohe to supply to UAE's first eco-friendly mosque
The sanitary fittings from Grohe will help in water conservation
Grohe has signed an MoU with AWQAF and the Minor Affairs Foundation to use its range of sanitary fittings at UAE's first eco-friendly mosque.
As part of the regional implementation of Grohe's water sustainability project, The Grohe Green Mosque initiative (across KSA, Syria and Jordan), this partnership will see Grohe donate its sustainable fittings to the Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque in Deira, with the intention of reducing water consumption in the mosque.
The mosque is set to feature the latest green technologies including solar panels and the recycling and purifying of ablution water for irrigation and washroom supply.
Grohe's self-closing mixers and flushing systems will provide the mosque with solid sustainable water solutions, reducing the excess waste water consumption of the thousands of worshippers.
The UAE is reported to have one of the highest water consumption rates in the world, with per capita water usage at 550 litres per person per day, compared to a global national average of 250 litres per person.
Tayeb Al Rais, secretary-general at AMAF, said, "With Grohe's sustainable technology we are looking forward to reducing the amount of excess water consumption that many mosques see. Grohe's fittings will enable the mosque to make considerable water savings to the benefit of both the mosque and the environment, and we very much look forward to its completion."
Firas Ibrahim, UAE regional manager, Grohe, said, "We are delighted to have signed this MOU with AWQAF and the Minor Affairs Foundation. Together we hope to raise awareness of water conservation in the UAE whilst implementing practical solutions as part of Grohe's global water conservation initiative 'WaterCare'. Through our collaboration, we hope to play our part in reducing the water footprint of the UAE.
"The installation of our advanced faucets will aid in reducing water consumption and provide worshippers with easy to use facilities whilst performing ablution."
The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque will be the first eco-friendly mosque in the UAE, and the largest in Dubai. It is scheduled to be completed in 2014. It will accommodate 3,500 worshippers and will be constructed over an area of 105,000ft2.