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Logistics city completes first net-zero commercial building

The logistics city in Abu Dubai, pegged as a sustainable urban community and a business and technology hub in the capital, has just completed the region’s first net-zero energy commercial building, called NZ1. The building’s simple design demonstrates that net zero energy is possible for almost any developer, setting a new benchmark for architects and city planners worldwide.

“NZ1 is an incredible milestone for Masdar City and a fitting precursor to COP28,” said Ahmed Baghoum, CEO, Masdar City. “Our vision has always been to accelerate the UAE’s ambitious journey to net-zero, and we’re closer now than ever. NZ1 is just the beginning. Through our distinctive approach to sustainability that prioritizes community needs, financial viability, and environmental protection, we demonstrate that sustainability is not a luxury for the elite—it is for everyone.” Lutz Wilgen, Head of design, Masdar City, said, “Masdar City has been pushing the boundaries of sustainable development for more than 15 years. NZ1 is our most energy-efficient building yet, representing the best of what we have learned so far. Its aesthetic design is also one of the simplest in the city.”

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