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dc.contributor.authorKonrad, Xeureb-
dc.identifier.citationXuereb, K. (2014). The Al Bahr towers - enhancing sustainability through innovation. Sustainable Energy 2014 : The ISE Annual conference, Qawra. 9-16.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the Al Bahr Towers recently completed in Abu Dhabi. It describes the innovative adaptive facade that wraps around the towers and adapts in accordance to the solar incidence to control solar heat gain and optimise daylight within the buildings. The paper reports the studies carried out to mitigate the risks inherent in implementing a novel shading system in a large building project. It elaborates on how the façade was implemented and its sustainability credentials in relation to energy performance of the project. The paper describes how daylighting was controlled by the Mashrabiya screen and the typology of the curtain wall lying behind it. A critique is made on the possible implementation of a similar system in a Mediterranean climate.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipBajada New Energy, General Membrane, EcoGroup, Econetique, Energy Investment, JMV Vibro Blocks, Solar Engineering, Solar Solutions.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Institute for Sustainable Energyen_GB
dc.subjectRenewable energy sources -- Technological innovationsen_GB
dc.subjectEnergy harvesting -- United Arab Emirates -- Abu Dhabien_GB
dc.subjectSustainable buildings -- Design and constructionen_GB
dc.titleThe Al Bahr towers - enhancing sustainability through innovationen_GB
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dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencenameSustainable Energy 2014 : the ISE Annual Conferenceen_GB
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceQawra, Malta, 20/03/2014en_GB
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