Abu Dhabi will be the home for Masdar City, a city slated to completed in 2016, will be the worlds first sustainable city.
Buildings will be angled to make the most of solar glare, heat sensitive technology will activate lighting in response to pedestrian traffic, and roof gardens will encourage food production and water efficiency and will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources.
It is costing the country more than $20 billion to complete. Masdar will be completely free of cars, and will use a new rail system and public transport routes. The list of impressive amenities seems never-ending, including movable shade, zero carbon production and zero waste.
Hopefully, Masdar will be the success it is expected to be, and standards for functionality, sustainability and carbon footprint reduction will be raised.
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Jeff Satornino/PR Newswire: Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has won a contract worth approximately 100 million Euros to design, manufacture and supply the high voltage (HV) subsea power export cables that will connect the London Array wind farm to the UK grid. The contract was placed with Nexans by the consortium of DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar, which is currently building the world's largest offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary. The London Array wind farm is being installed on a 233 km² site located around 20 km off the UK coast. Discover Krister Granlie interview, Managing Director of Nexans' Umbilicals & Submarine High Voltage Business Group on www.nexans****/london_array_GB
The Daily Energy Report for Wednesday, January 20, 2010 discusses, a German utility building a biomass plant in the state of Georgia, DuPont makes an additional investment in their solar line and the UAE's city of Masdar enters carbon trading.
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An ariel fly through of Masdar City, the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste city, currently under development in Abu Dhabi by program manager CH2M HILL. Video rendering by Foster & Partners.
Masdar is a planned city in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. It is an initiative by the Government of Abu Dhabi through Mubadala Development Company. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster + Partners, the city will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, with a sustainable, zero-carbon, zero-waste ecology. The city is being constructed 17 kilometres (11 mi) east-south-east of the city of Abu Dhabi, beside Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The project is headed by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC). Initiated in 2006, the project is projected to cost US$22 billion and take some eight years to build, with the first phase scheduled to be complete and habitable in 2009. The city will cover 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi) on a site 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi) in size and will be home to 50,000 people and 1,500 businesses, primarily commercial and manufacturing facilities specialising in environmentally-friendly products, and an expected 40,000 workers will commute to the city daily. It will also be the location of a university, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), which will be assisted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Automobiles will be banned within the city; travel will be accomplished via public mass transit and personal rapid transit systems, with existing road and railways connecting to other locations outside the city. The city will be walled, to keep out the hot desert wind. The lack of cars will allow for narrow, shaded streets that will also funnel breezes from one side of the city to the other.Masdar City will be the latest of a small number of highly planned, specialized, research and technology-intensive municipalities that incorporate a living environment, similar to Novosibirsk, Russia or Tsukuba Science City, Japan.
Notable partners in the project through its Clean Tech Fund include General Electric, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi, Rolls-Royce, Total S.A., Mitsui and Fiat. Construction of the first phase of the project is being managed by CH2M HILL and design of the central Masdar headquarters building has been awarded to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
As part of the Masdar City project, the first zero carbon, zero waste city project ever planned, ETH Zurich's Chair for Information Architecture under Prof Dr. Gerhard Schmitt is applying CityEngine to layout and design the Swiss Village quarter.
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100% Carbon free community! Abu Dhabi is creating a 100% carbon free community to house 47.5K people using solar and wind engergy, desalination of sea water, recycling of waste water and 100% recycling of all waste products!
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- Foster and Partners in Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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US President George Bush was shown plans to create the world's first-ever zero carbon, zero waste city. Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, is being developed in partnership with WWF and BioRegional's "One Planet Living" programme.
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