The Blue Building AUS Project UAE is a success
The modification project of 4 villas to the Blue Building System has been completed in November 2018 – with outstanding results!
The UAE region is one of the most inhospitable regions in the world – with many challenges such as temperatures up to 52°C during the summer months, humidity levels up to 85% (similar to a finish sauna) regular dust storms and increasing levels of air pollution as registered worldwide. In short: the perfect location to apply the Blue Building System to create a healthy indoor atmosphere with focus on improving our environment.
With the implementation of the Blue Building System indoor temperatures can be lowered to less than 18°C any time of the year, with the system working in complete silence. The indoor air quality is unmatched worldwide with PM values at almost 0.
The system operates with low energy consumption rates and zero water wastage – core values of the Blue Building Foundation.
Additional features such as sound insulation and specially developed windows to ensure maximum natural daylight inside the villas add further value to the indoor living environment of the buildings.
We could not have achieved this success without the support of His Highness, Sheik Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi and the Government of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and our international business partners and would like to express our gratitude for their trust and support.
Together with local and international business partners the Blue Building Foundation is currently identifying future projects as several potential partners on the international market have expressed their interest.
More information and details on the Blue Building System implemented in the AUS Villas here
ADAGE 2019 - The Environmentalist
Adage for 2019
Quod sumus hoc eritis
Just as we are – so you will be
Analytical logical reasoning is the motto with which I have been conducting my research and developments for years. This logical reasoning however has to be based on verifiable facts.
We currently experience a climate change that is unprecedented in the modern history of mankind. In recent years, the number of earthquakes has quadrupled, while floods, wildfires, heat waves and heavy rains have multiplied.
During the last UN climate conference in Poland, all members affirmed that they will do everything in their power to avoid an increase of 2°C in world temperatures in the next years. They however failed to mention that since then this temperature increase has been exceeded by far.
One of the principles of the UN climate conference states:
The natural resources of the earth, including the air, water, land, flora and fauna and especially representative samples of natural ecosystems, must be safeguarded for the benefit of present and future generations through careful planning or management, as appropriate.
The calculations provided on numerous search engines and reference works regarding climate change are contradictory to each other and do not include relevant factors to calculate global warming.
As an example please let me provide a simple demonstration with a common passenger car:
The temperature of the car engine (with an outdoor temperature of 12.5 °C) is around 100 to 110 °C; the exhaust develops when the car is at a standstill 500°C and during driving 100 to 300°C. At full load, a car releases around 1,500 to 5,000m3 air into the atmosphere that is considerably warmer than the surrounding temperature. Applied to 1.1 Billion cars (approximate number of vehicles in the world), this results in a significant amount which contributes to global warming. This also applies for AC systems that are primarily used in warm countries, generators, vessels, combustion engines etc.
My calculations have shown that these not only contribute to the warming of the air but also significantly increase humidity which in reverse leads to the binding of pollutants and increases the amount of environmental disasters drastically (Haze dome effect).
Some of my critics claim that these data are very negative and instead it should focus on the positive achievements of environmental projects. Unfortunately, these critics are not able to name just one successful international environmental project.
Of course, we are proud to have completed the villa modification project in Sharjah with the support of the local Government and the American University of Sharjah. We can now certify low CO2 values and significant reductions in heat emission of approximately 95% to 98%.
The focus of the Blue Building Foundation is now in realizing further environmental projects and we would herewith like to thank our friends and business partners who have supported us in the last year. We would like to wish everyone a blessed and healthy new year 2019 in which environmental issues will actively be targeted and overcome.
The-Environmentalist and the Blue Building Foundation Team
Reinventing the built Environment….
Previous years' Adages
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How can we change the Environment for a better Future?
Perhaps not the easiest question to answer in a world where traditionally governments and commercial organizations of all sizes, may have behaved in a way which put power, profit and self-interest much higher on their agendas than environment issues. Where the individual concerned for the future of the environment, finds it hard for their voice to be heard while those with the technological ambition and ability struggle for support of their program and ideas.
The situation is changing and those involved that have been an impediment to progress are very slowly beginning to realize the imperative need of environmental
sustainability. But the progress is still not fast enough and much more must be done. Together we must create an environment in which knowledge, technological skills and power to apply these can
be rapidly and harmoniously integrated.
If we want to reach our target, we have to swim against the current. If we are determined to so, we shall be able to change the environment in a sustainable and most positive way. Actions must speak louder than words.
Change has already begun; it is the aim and purpose of The Blue Building Foundation. It cannot address all environmental issues, but is based on the firm footings of the Blue Building Concept ,that seeks to promote action: a world of energy efficiency and environmental protection by uniting disparate knowledge and initiatives to create a cohesive force for positive change in the construction sector. Independent and in close cooperation with the respective governments, companies and the general population, neutral with the focus to find the right solutions, the Blue Building Foundation is changing the environment in the best possible way.
The Blue Building Foundation needs you, whether as an individual or organization. Your ideas, technology, knowledge, position and power to influence are needed to spearhead positive change. The Blue Building Foundation needs you and those you know, who share your views to become users and to show how your expertise can influence a movement that makes a major difference. Together we can become a force for good that reinvents the built environment, building a sustainable future for everyone.
“From tiny acorns mighty oaks do grow" - Act now to help us grow this seed!
The Environmentalist and the Blue Building Foundation Team, - reinventing the Built Environment