Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates
Setting new global standards in sustainable development with theworld's first zero carbon,zero waste city
Masdar - the objective
With an estimated completion date of 2015,Masdar will not only be the world's firstoperationally zero carbon city but it will alsobe the first city to be built using zero carbonenergy.Masdar is a 6 million square metresustainable city designed to use low carbontechnologies to achieve a car-free,zero waste,carbon neutral community.It has beendesigned using the principals of 'One PlanetLiving' (OPL),a set of ten guiding principals of sustainability,proposed in a joint initiative byWWF and Bioregional Development,wherebyeveryone lives within their fair share of theEarth's resources.WSP is developing sustainable infrastructurestrategies for several integral aspects of theMasdar development.This includes developingstrategies for waste management,drainage andtreatment of water and sewage and thedistribution of energy and power throughoutthe city.We are also responsible fordeveloping systems for IT andtelecommunications for the city including allthe necessary intelligent infrastructures suchas security systems,fire sprinkler systems,cooling systems and wireless networks.
WSP has been commissioned by the architects Foster and Partners to develop thesustainable infrastructure strategies for the detailed masterplan of the Masdar initiative inAbu Dhabi,UAE.This initiative is being led by 'Masdar',part of the Abu Dhabi Future EnergyCompany (ADFEC).The Masdar Development will be the world's first zero carbon,zero waste city setting new global standards in sustainable development.
WSP is developing strategies for many aspects of the design to support the zero carbon,zero wasteambition of the project.
PROJECT CASE STUDY
“a car-free,zero waste,carbon neutralcommunity”