The city is equipped with renewable energy produced from rooftop solar panels
The Sharjah Sustainable City, the first sustainable master-planned community developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in partnership with Diamond Developers, recently announced that the year 2022 was a year of milestones following an overwhelming response to the city’s movement toward a sustainable way of life.
“As we look toward the new year, it gives me immense pleasure to see the enormous progress we have made at Sharjah Sustainable City, bringing us ever closer to becoming the first eco-friendly city in the heart of Sharjah,” affirmed Yousif Ahmed Al-Mutawa, CEO, Sharjah Sustainable City.
Extended over an area of 7.2mn sqft in Sharjah’s Al Rahmaniya Area, Sharjah Sustainable City is a leading eco-friendly residential community, promoting a lifestyle that is compatible with the future.
The development is in line with national efforts related to the food-energy-water nexus as it provides practical solutions related to food security, water, and energy management, as well as natural resources conservation.
The city is equipped with renewable energy produced from rooftop solar panels and built with sustainable materials and passive designs that reduce utility bills and operational costs. As a result, residents can save up to 50% on water and electricity bills.
Additionally, to support food security efforts, the city is home to indoor farming facilities and partially solar-powered greenhouses called biodomes that annually produce about 10,000 kg of chemical-free leafy greens and vegetables, which is expected to increase to 15,000 kg in the future.
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