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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
World Future Energy Summit - Abu Dhabi
ClikImage: © 2009 Henning Larsen Architects

Green Architecture - The 2009 Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi will be hosting the World Future Energy Summit next week (January 19-21, 2009) and it promises to be the show of the year to initiate some of the vision towards new energy economies for the future. Additionally, the Summit will see a gathering of the world's sharpest intellects to discuss and conduct seminars on new technology applications in sustainable energy, zero emissions transport, sustainable architecture and many other integrated development areas that secure a future for our Planet. Abu Dhabi is a rich country for the application of solar energy, and specifically CSP solar thermal energy.

The World Future Energy Summit will have 70 companies from the Green Construction, Materials, and Architecture sectors in attendance and they will be grouped into country-affiliated pavilions from Germany, Holland, Spain, the United States, Switzerland and Denmark. On January 21st at the Summit, eight of the world's leading architectural designers for Green Sustainable Buildings will put forward their visions of the buildings of the future. Pooran Desai, one of the eight world renowned architects in attendance says, " We need to think about taking a holistic approach to energy efficency, building management systems, and renewable energy."

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Tony Blair, will officiate the closing ceremonies for the sustainable green buildings presentations at the end of the day. Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is taking a leading role in establishing world frameworks for sustainable development through their own country initiatives, and this can be seen in the new building regulations (ESTIDAMA n Abu Dhabi), and also from Dubai their Green Building Regulations. The conference itself is setting the agenda for the new Abu Dhabi buildings in real time co-linked to the Summit agenda and its attendees.

The 2009 Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. It is expected that the Summit will have 15000 attendees, 20 government delegations, 110 world renowned speakers coming from 23 different countries, and 300 exhibiting companies from 27 countries. The photo shows an artist's representation of the new King Abdullah Financial District in Saudi Arabia, which has been created by Henning Larsen Architects, who will present as part of the Danish Pavilion at the Summit.

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