The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

April 1st, 2016 | Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, Energy, Environment, Building Automation, General, Green Buildings, Green Technologies, House of the Month, Intelligent Buildings, Sustainability, Universities, Colleges, Academies |

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a private research university in Saudi Arabia. The University’s core campus, located on the Red Sea at Thuwal, is sited on more than 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi), encompassing a marine sanctuary and research facility. The university is 20 km away north of the King Abdullah Economic City. KAUST is part of a small number of highly planned, specialized, research and technology-intensive municipalities in the world that incorporate a living environment, similar to Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates or Tsukuba Science City in Japan.   read more…

Theme Week Abu Dhabi – Masdar City

March 23rd, 2016 | Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, Design & Products, Energy, Environment, Building Automation, Green Buildings, Green Technologies, Living, Working, Building, Materials, Sustainability, Universities, Colleges, Academies |

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Masdar City is a planned city project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Its core is being built by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city relies on solar energy and other renewable energy sources. Masdar City is being constructed 17 kilometres (11 mi) east-south-east of the city of Abu Dhabi, right beside Abu Dhabi International Airport. Masdar City will host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The city is designed to be a hub for cleantech companies. Its first tenant is the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which has been operating in the city since it moved into its campus in September 2010.   read more…

Building automation

October 15th, 2011 | Destination: | Rubric: Building Automation |

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Building automation describes the functionality provided by the control system of a building. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a distributed control system. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices designed to monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building.   read more…

My home, my station!

February 19th, 2011 | Destination: | Rubric: Berlin, Environment, Building Automation, General, Green Buildings, Green Technologies, Intelligent Buildings |

Energie-Plus-Haus in Berlin © Werner Sobek

Energie-Plus-Haus in Berlin © Werner Sobek

The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development will continue the building and electrical mobility research from October 2011 on with the successor model of the energy-plus house, which will combine building and transport, stuffed with an awesome amount of green features.   read more…

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