AMAF began the
construction of the first environment friendly mosque in which green
buildings techniques and standards will be employed as a model mosque for the future
mosques in the Emirate. The Green Mosque is one of the initiatives proposed by
AMAF in Dubai which will bring about considerable changes to the construction
standards of mosques in Dubai and the UAE in general.
which stretches over a land area of 105,000 square meters and a construction
area of 45,000 square meters, is located in Bur Saeed area and can accommodate
3500 worshippers. This new mosque makes the biggest mosque in Dubai in terms
of area and number of worshippers.
AMAF has taken
into consideration the green buildings standards in carrying out this project and
committed itself to apply thermal insulation system and save energy consumption by
the use of programmed and automatic thermostats fitted into all
air-conditioned buildings, besides fitting the external central exhaust fans
restoration units and a control system to reduce the amount of the external air in case it
is not needed. The construction building also uses bright, temperature reflecting
colors especially on the facades and roofs. The building is regularly maintained and
uses alternative energy means like solar energy, nevertheless, the use of Ozone
harmful gases in air conditioners or construction materials like Asbestos and
Polystyrene is restricted.