Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the world’s first mosque to receive the platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4) from the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC).The project is in line with the UAE’s efforts to combat climate change
The mosque in Hatta can accommodate more than 600 worshippers on an area of 1,050 square metres according to the highest environmental sustainability standards.
DEWA ensured air quality by using a highly efficient device for air purification to provide a sustainable and healthy environment inside the mosque, with recycled materials used for construction.
“Inaugurating the world’s first mosque to receive the platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design in Hatta, is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the comprehensive and sustainable development plan of Hatta and meet the needs of its social, economic and environmental development,” added Al Tayer.
Receiving the LEED Platinum certification confirms that the mosque has met all international sustainability standards and achieved the highest levels of efficiency.