Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
As a government university, both UAEU and our facilities management partner, Khadamat
follow the Abu Dhabi government policy that has defined energy-efficient standards
all new buildings and renovations of existing buildings. The Emirate has mandated
a new building design methodology called Estidama for constructing and operating buildings
and communities more sustainably including energy-efficiency.
Researchers from UAEU developed a model of Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations
in Al Ain City and developed methods to help design and manage a coordinated fast
charging Stations planning model that enhances the user experience for Electric vehicle
owners. Ultimately, the project is beneficial for sustaining the fast-growing demands
for Electric vehicles in UAE and helps to prepare a plan to locate and size the Charging
Stations that benefit all stakeholders.
Concrete steps towards becoming a cleaner, more energy-efficient university include
replacing all lamps with energy-efficient dimmable LEDs instead of traditional bulbs.
We have also limited the amount of energy used by air conditioning machines by linking
them to timers and setting the target temperature centrally. We now use solar energy
for heating water and are building a cycle track and a cycle park to encourage greener
UAEU central data centre is completely designed to be more energy efficient with minimum
stress on environment. Power and cooling infrastructure is based on most sophisticatedly
chosen green certified hardware. Current data centres, which are hosted in “College
of IT” building, have “InRow Cooling” technology that eliminates the use of heavy-duty
HVAC units. InRow cooling units draws only 25% of the energy-required compared to
UAEU has implemented an energy monitoring system in 42 buildings on campus and since
2014, the university has saved nearly 57,362MWH of energy – enough to power the entire
UAEU for 223 operational days.
UAEU has progressively saved electric energy consumption over the past 5 years thereby
reducing carbon emission.
UAEU researcher developed a new renewable energy index. It has the potential to be
used in economic analyses and planning for sustainable development. The Index may
be useful in comparing countries and regions in order to encourage investment in renewable
UAEU hosted International Conference on Renewable Energy Generation and Applications
ICREG’21 discusses green energy technologies and sustainable “zero energy” systems.