Sewa targets buildings sans thermal insulation

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) yesterday stopped supplying power to many under-construction buildings in Sharjah, as the contracting and consultant companies had failed to provide thermal insulation system in the buildings.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 8 Oct 2007, 8:36 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:46 AM

Thermal insulation system helps save power and entails using of insulated blocks in constructing walls, and by using doors and windows made of insulated materials.

SEWA had earlier made it mandatory for all contracting and consultants companies carrying out building construction projects to follow this stipulation.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Al Waleed bin Khadem, director-general of Sewa, said that Sewa had sent warning notices to these companies in June this year but they failed to comply. Explaining the system, Bin Khadem said the thermal insulation system, which helps save energy by 40 per cent, has materials that insulate the building from outside temperature and help make it retain a reasonable temperature inside. It also helps protect the building from outside weather and environment.

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