Ajman starts pouring green concrete on new building
Ajman government has announced that it has begun the pouring of the green concrete at its central laboratory building located in the northern UAE emirate.
The first-of-its-kind tower is being built in line with the emirate’s green building system standards at an investment of Dh15 million ($4.08 million). The building will include sunlight-reflecting glass, which will insulate it and help save electricity, as well as thermal bricks that will be examined in the laboratory before they are used, remarked Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director-General of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman.
The department aims to establish an ideal and healthy building that is made from 90% green concrete, which will help preserve the environment and the health and safety of individuals, he stated. The use of the green concrete will enhance the building’s sustainability by an average of 20 years, along with the use of environmentally-friendly materials, such as recycled materials, said Al Nuaimi.
It will also help to decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 80% besides preserving air quality and reducing pollution, he stated. The people tasked with designing and constructing the building are working on employing energy-saving lighting and VRF air conditioning systems, which will save electricity by 40% compared to regular air conditioning systems, as well as a solar panel system and a water preservation system, he added.