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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 16/04/2014
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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and Solar-Institut Jlich (SIJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on an environmentally sustainable housing project

Both parties pledged to ensure the highest standards of precision and accuracy are applied when recording valuable scientific energy and water data for the Qatar Case Study Passivhaus Baytna Project.

The research will be used in long-term efforts to help reduce Qatar's carbon footprint. The project, led by QGBC, involves two fully insulated and airtight villas which will be monitored for energy use efficiency and sustainability.

Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said, "QGBC is proud to partner with German SIJ. We are extremely grateful to SIJ and the generosity and progressive approach of the German government which will be funding SIJ's involvement in the Project

"Their contribution will allow us to ensure the knowledge gained from the project will be exact, and useful to industry experts and academics researching sustainability in Qatar.

Dr Alex Amato, Head of Sustainability, QGBC, said, "SIJ will also provide QGBC with comprehensive electronic documentation of the monitoring system and assist in data evaluation by undertaking dynamic building simulations using its energy model."

The project promises to deliver an ultra-low operational energy regime due to the building's super-insulated and airtight envelope.

This greatly reduces the need for space cooling, reducing energy consumption and subsequent carbon dioxide emissions.

If these principles are applied extensively to the new and existing building stock, then Qatar's carbon footprint can be significantly reduced.

Dr Joachim Gttsche, Head of the Energy Efficiency Department, SIJ, said: "As part of our role, we will be responsible for monitoring the systems of the two villas efficiently and ensuring the operations are accurate. This will allow our team to prepare an analysis that will demonstrate energy consumption, air quality and thermal comfort.

"It will be interesting to transfer our knowledge and experiences taken from a central European climate and compare them to the information we attain from this research in Qatar's hot climate," he added


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