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Masdar’s eco-friendly home concept designed by Obermeyer breaks ground

Masdar’s eco-friendly home concept designed by Obermeyer breaks ground

Eco-Friendly Homes, Masdar City, Obermeyer, Residential design, Sustainability

French firm Saint-Gobain has broken ground on its first eco-friendly multi-comfort house at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community, Arabian Business reported.

The initiative is a low-energy consuming and positive-energy house – designed to produce more energy than it consumes through the use of high-performance materials and construction methods.

 Saint-Gobain will build the 400 sq m project on a 2,200 sq m plot next to the Masdar City Eco-Villa. On completion, it will serve as both an “experience centre” and an office for Saint-Gobain employees and will be fully adapted to the UAE climate.
 The German architecture and engineering consultancy Obermeyer will design and supervise construction of the project, expected to open by the end of 2019.

Saint-Gobain first developed the concept of multi comfort construction in 2004. It covers the four dimensions of light, air quality, temperature and acoustics within the home, as well as tertiary buildings such as shops, offices and public buildings.

The Masdar City house will be the first in the Middle East and will be fully adapted to the arid conditions of the UAE, a statement said.

Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said: “Saint-Gobain’s multi-comfort philosophy reinforces our own concept of sustainable urban development, which is based on the three pillars of economic, social and environmental sustainability.

“It also complements the eco-villa prototype opened at Masdar City last year, conceived as a template for affordable and highly energy- and water-efficient residential villas in the UAE.

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