Located near Abu Dhabi International Airport, Masdar City will be the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste car-free city, aiming to exceed the 10 sustainability principles of “One Planet Living’’ - a global initiative launched by WWF and environmental consultancy Bio Regional.
Masdar City’s electricity will be generated by photovoltaic panels, while cooling will be provided via concentrated solar power.
Landscaping within the city and crops grown outside the city will be irrigated with grey water and treated waste water produced by the city’s water treatment plant.
The six-square kilometre city, growing eventually to 1,500 businesses and 50,000 residents, will be home to international business and top minds in the field of sustainable and alternative energy.
A model of the “Masdar City’’ will be unveiled tomorrow, at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, director of WWF International’s One Planet Living initiative, said: “Today Abu Dhabi is embarking on a journey to become the global capital of the renewable energy revolution. Abu Dhabi is the first hydrocarbon-producing nation to have taken such a significant step toward sustainable living.”
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