Minister gives nod for green lab initiative

Minister of Public Works Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has given his consent for a green laboratory initiative to run an integrated scientific facility on solar power.

By (Wam)

Published: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:06 PM

The project, the maiden partnership with the Ministry of Education, will underpin the Ministry of Public Works’ role in delivering the Federal Government Vision to introduce sustainability factor in projects for the sake of reducing energy consumption.

Shaikh Hamdan gave his nod during a meeting with the ministry’s sustainability team held to review a comparative study on the feasibility of replacing electric heaters with solar heaters in a number of ministry’s projects as part of its sustainability strategy.

Shaikh Hamdan instructed the team to convene a project sustainability forum to get knowledge on the latest local and international best practices. The strategy seeks to reduce use of energy in projects, manage sources of pollution and depletion of natural resources.

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