World’s First ‘green’ Skyscraper to Be Built in Dubai

by VR Sreeraman on  April 25, 2007 at 12:43 PM Environmental Health   - G J E 4
World’s First ‘green’ Skyscraper to Be Built in Dubai
Dubai is planning to build the world's first "green" skyscraper that will produce more electricity than it actually uses as part of the emirate's efforts to remain an international trendsetter in building technology.

The 312-metre high skyscraper will feature revolving floors with the entire building equipped with wind turbines and solar energy panels that will make it independent of outside energy sources, according to the Italian architect David Fisher.

Environmental protection is one of the emirate's main objectives in a recently presented master plan that includes protection of ecologically important sites, water conservation, energy and resources management, the Dubai Department of Tourism said.

Dubai has in recent years diversified its economy from oil export to service and tourism, reflected by huge building projects that include the Jumeirah Palm, the world's largest man-made island and super skyscrapers like the Emirates Towers.

Source: IANS

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