Kahramaa Awareness Park wins Energy Globe Award
The National Energy Globe Award Qatar 2015 went to Kahramaa Awareness Park,awarded by the Austrian Embassy's commercial section
A representative group from Kahramaa, led by Eng. Qassim Abdulla Al Mahmoud, head of design engineering at the organisation, was recently honoured in a festive ceremony at the Austrian Embassy's commercial section by Austria’s commercial counselor Gerd Bommer for the National Energy Globe Award Qatar 2015.
Innovations Unlimited ME submitted the project on behalf of Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation), after Innovations installed three renewable energy systems at the Kahramaa Awareness Park project, which contribute to power generation and water heating for the building. The installations were a 63.3 kWp photovoltaic system, 41m² of flat plate collectors for solar water heating and 3x10 kW wind turbines.
Speaking on behalf of Innovations Unlimited ME, managing partner Markus Jordan commended Kahramaa on its win, and expressed the company’s gratification for playing a role in this visionary project that stands to become one of Qatar’s sustainability landmarks.
The park is built with materials that can be recycled or reused, and offers noise insulation and controls indoor pollutant sources. The Austrian Commercial Counsellor Gerd Bommer congratulated Kahramaa and Innovations Unlimited ME for their achievements.
“Best of all is that Kahramaa Awareness Park is not only about sustainability in energy production and usage, but also achieves sustainability by educating its visitors, thus making it a great contribution to alternative energy awareness for generations to come in Qatar."
With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is one of the most prestigious environmental awards worldwide.
It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally, which conserve resources such as energy or utilise renewable or emission-free sources.