UAE soon to have first eco-friendly mosque

AWQAF and the Minor Affairs Foundation and GROHE, the premium brand for sanitary fittings, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fit GROHE’s sustainable fittings in the UAE’s first eco-friendly mosque as part of the regional implementation of GROHE’s water sustainability project, the GROHE Green Mosque initiative.

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Published: Fri 15 Feb 2013, 8:55 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:58 AM

The Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque will be the first of its kind in the UAE and the largest mosque in Dubai with a scheduled completion date in 2014. The mosque will be built to accommodate 3,500 worshippers and constructed over an area of 105,000 square feet. The mosque is set to feature the latest green technologies including solar panels and the recycling and purifying of ablution water for irrigation and washroom supply.

Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary-General at AMAF, said: “With GROHE’s sustainable technology we are looking forward to reducing the amount of excess water consumption that many mosques experience. We are very happy to be working alongside GROHE on this project as we not only appreciate the sustainable element of their products, but also recognize the high quality of their fittings. GROHE’s fittings will enable the mosque to make considerable water savings to the benefit of both the mosque and the environment, and we look forward to its completion.”

Firas Ibrahim, UAE Regional Manager, GROHE, said: “We are delighted to have signed this MOU with AWQAF and the Minor Affairs Foundation. Together we hope to raise awareness of water conservation in the UAE whilst implementing practical solutions as part of GROHE’s global water conservation initiative ‘WaterCare’. Through our collaboration, we hope to play our part in reducing the water footprint of the UAE.”

The UAE has one of the highest water consumption rates in the world. It has been reported that in the UAE, per capita water usage is 550 litres per person per day, as compared to a global national average of 250 litres per person. GROHE’s and AWQAF’s intentions are closely aligned with the aim of making the mosque as sustainable as possible. GROHE’s self-closing mixers and flushing systems will provide the mosque with solid sustainable water solutions, reducing the excess waste water consumption of the thousands of worshippers.

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