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British University in Dubai goes green

Uses a range of methods to reduce energy consumption at new campus

Dr AbuHijleh: Well thought changes go a long way.
Dr AbuHijleh: Well thought changes go a long way.

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) has used a number of methods to reduce energy consumption at its premises in Dubai International Academic City.

The university has used energy efficient lighting throughout its building, installed individual thermostats within each room and installed thermal insulation to reduce energy use. Special flooring materials have been used throughout to improve air quality.

“Our new campus only allowed us to make the necessary green changes to the interior of the building so we worked with what we had. But well thought changes go a long way, not just from an environmentally-conscious perspective, but also from a social and cost perspective,” said Professor Bassam AbuHijleh, Head of Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, BUiD

“With the right knowledge, minimal effort can do a lot towards providing a sustainable and green home or office environment that brings added benefits, such as lowered electricity and cooling charges,” added AbuHijleh.

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