Partnership enhances the tallest, largest and smartest net
zero-energy government building with net zero carbon
emissions in the world
The new building will have sustainability at its core and
includes an array of artificial intelligence (AI) and smart
DUBAI, UAE, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai Electricity
and Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed a consortium led by Moro
Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a subsidiary of Digital
DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, Ghantoot Group, Johnson
Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and
sustainable buildings and Microsoft, to implement the latest
digital twin technologies, the Internet of Things, cybersecurity,
Artificial Intelligence, and smart building management solutions in
DEWA's new headquarters, called Al Shera'a (Arabic for sail). Al
Shera'a will be the tallest, largest, and smartest government Net
Zero Energy Building with net zero carbon emission in the world.
The total energy used in the building during a year will be equal
to or less than the energy produced on-site.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD
& CEO of DEWA, said that this partnership supports DEWA's work
to establish a global benchmark for buildings that achieve a
balance between development and the environment. This is done by
monitoring the energy efficiency and space performance using
central artificial intelligence. This helps with remote
diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring, and
advanced risk assessments.
"We work in alignment with the vision of His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice
President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and
green economy. DEWA adopts the latest disruptive solutions and
Fourth Industrial Revolution applications at Al Shera'a. This
supports our vision to become a globally leading sustainable,
innovative corporation. This also protects the right of future
generations to live in a clean, healthy and safe environment. This
also supports the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world
leading nation," added HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
Commenting on the announcement, Johnson Controls' Vice President
& General Manager Middle East
& Africa, Rolando Furlong, said, "As a leader and pioneer
in sustainability, Johnson Controls is proud to partner with DEWA
on this iconic project. The UAE has proven itself as a leader in
promoting smart and green development. Our cutting edge OpenBlue
digital platform will play a pivotal role in achieving the
sustainability goals of the Al Shera'a building, in partnership
with Moro Hub and Microsoft."
While Ghantoot Group is in charge of the construction work of
the building, Moro Hub will support DEWA to implement the latest in
IoT, cybersecurity, digital twin technologies, AI, and smart
building management solutions from Johnson Controls and Microsoft.
Through these innovative technologies, Al-Shera'a is expected to
utilise up to 50% less water than comparable buildings.
Al-Shera'a is expected to be ready by 2023 and it will feature
an array of artificial intelligence solutions across systems and
spaces, including a digital concierge for every employee and
visitor. Comprising 15 floors, a basement, and a four-story car
park, the building will offer capabilities to accommodate an onsite
presence of over 5,000 people.
Sayed Hashish, General Manager at Microsoft UAE, explained: "Our
newest partnership with Johnson Controls and DEWA reflects the
UAE's drive to bring together public and private entities to
further its ambitious sustainability agenda. We are thrilled to be
part of this monumental project and look forward to providing the
necessary expertise and cloud capacity through our latest AI
solutions and local data centres that will support the UAE's drive
to achieve 50 % of its energy capacity needs through clean energy
sources by 2050."
DEWA's new headquarters are designed for a platinum rating
by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a
silver rating from the WELL Building Standard. DEWA is also
expected to announce two more phases to implement work on the
Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and the photovoltaic
solar systems for the building.
About Johnson Controls:
At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we transform the environments
where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in
smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to
reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and
With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson
Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such
as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums,
manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering
OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150
countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s
largest portfolio of building technology, software as well
as service solutions with some of the most
trusted names in the industry. For more information,
visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us
@johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Moro Hub
Moro Hub is a digital transformation service provider with a
diversified portfolio offering cloud and hosting, digital services,
cybersecurity, Smart Cities and IoT services along with
professional and managed services.
Being a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai
Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and a Dubai 10X enabler, Moro Hub brings together
the best of both worlds with deep local expertise and backed by an
international consortium of partners SAP, Dell, EY, Avaya, VMware,
Cisco, Alibaba Cloud, NetApp, HPE,
Huawei and many others to offer leading-edge services.
Moro Hub is a highly secured digital data hub holding elite
certifications such as ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001, ISO 27017
(Information Security Management System - Cloud Service Provider),
ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2018, Cloud Security Alliance STAR and DESC
Compliance – CSP standard certification. Moro Hub owns
state-of-the-art Data Centre facilities, all 3 of them are a
Tier-III uptime institute certified and 2 of them are Solar-Powered
Green Data Centres.
For further information, please visit http://www.morohub.com
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an
intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to
empower every person and every organization on the planet to
Communications and Program Manager, MEA