Masdar City
                    Abu Dhabi, UAE


                    ‘Connectivity for Sustainability’
                   ...
Agenda
1   About Masdar
2   Masdar Objectives
    and Sustainability
    Goals
3   ICT Strategy and
    Challenges




   ...
Masdar Initiative - Overview
                                                  Sustainable Urban
                         ...
Masdar City – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates




                                                         p4
            ...
Masdar City – Urban Footprint




                                                 p5
                                Sept...
Masdar City – Project Summary
                                                                                Masdar City ...
Masdar City – USD $22bn over 7 years


                          6%      24%




                          13%     8%




...
Masdar City – Dense Urban Design




                                                    p8
                              ...
Masdar City – Micro Climate




                                               p9
                              September ...
Masdar City – Urban Design




                                              p10
                             September 20...
Masdar Objectives and Background
1   About Masdar
2   Masdar
    Sustainability
    Objectives
3   ICT Strategy and
    Ch...
Sustainability Objectives - Principles




 1. Zero Carbon             6. Sustainable Water
 2. Zero Waste              7....
Sustainability Objectives – Development

                     Social Equity

                                             ...
Sustainable Objective - Zero Carbon




                                                       p14
                       ...
Sustainability Objective – 100% Renewable Energy




                        Geothermal 1%




                           ...
Sustainability Objective – Transport
 PRT System – Personal Rapid
 Transit eliminates need for fossil
 fuel powered vehicl...
ICT Strategy and Challenges
1   About Masdar
2   Masdar Objectives
    and Sustainability
    Goals
3   ICT Vision /
    S...
ICT Strategy - Vision

  Choice / Value / Quality / Efficient - everywhere

  Quality of Life – enhance and support

  Int...
ICT Strategy – Vision Elements
  Must be seamless, fixed and wireless
  Must be transparent/invisible, function focused an...
ICT Strategy – One network, One IP
Technology Trends
                                     Lower Power CPUs,
       Fibre t...
ICT Strategy – Operational Focus
                       Energy Management:
                           Renewables          ...
ICT Strategy- Technology Integration Issues

   Multiple Utility Operations

   Multiple Data Inputs / Outputs

   PRT int...
ICT Strategy – Create Awareness
ICT Strategy - Sustainability Management System


 Measure
 Visualize
 Manage
 Operate
ICT Strategy – Utility Integration / Interdependency




                                                             p25
...
ICT Strategy – Challenges
  On time/budget
  Innovation vs. market acceptance
  Slow pace of technology standard ratificat...
Masdar City Overall Objective – An Advanced & High
Quality of Life with the Lowest Environmental Footprint




           ...
Thank you!




22 September 2008
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Gordon Falconer - Masdar City Abu Dhabi: Zero Carbon City Master Plan and Design

  1. 1. Masdar City Abu Dhabi, UAE ‘Connectivity for Sustainability’ Gordon Falconer AAPI MRICS Strategy & Real Estate, Masdar City 23 September 2008
  2. 2. Agenda 1 About Masdar 2 Masdar Objectives and Sustainability Goals 3 ICT Strategy and Challenges p2 September 2008
  3. 3. Masdar Initiative - Overview Sustainable Urban Development. Develops strategic, Masdar City large-scale energy and technology The region’s first projects. graduate-level, research-driven Masdar institution focused Industries Institute on advanced energy and Masdar sustainability with Vision MIT from Boston. Focuses on investment in renewable energy, sustainability Specializes in carbon technology, and Utilities & Asset Carbon emission reduction, utility scale Mgmt Mgmt driving the transition to renewable energy a low-carbon projects. economy. p3 September 08
  4. 4. Masdar City – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates p4 September 2008
  5. 5. Masdar City – Urban Footprint p5 September 2008
  6. 6. Masdar City – Project Summary Masdar City Master Plan Masdar Initiative Description Masdar Initiative Description Masdar City will pioneer the sustainable green building practices Masdar City will pioneer the sustainable green building practices with the aim of achieving zero-carbon emissions, zero waste and with the aim of achieving zero-carbon emissions, zero waste and being powered entirely by renewable energy sources being powered entirely by renewable energy sources Renewable Renewable 100% Renewable energy – balance between demand and Energy Energy supply only 240 mw Building Building Building design will ensure the latest use of energy efficient Design Design technologies and smart design Innovative Innovative Transporta- The City will contain pioneering public transportation Transporta- systems with no fossil fuel usage Masdar City Profile Masdar City Profile tion System tion System Location: Abu Dhabi Location: Abu Dhabi Recycling // Recycling Waste to The City will strive towards a zero waste objective Built Area: 6 million m2 Built Area: 6 million m2 Waste to Energy Energy Population: 90,000 Population: 90,000 residents, 50,000 residents, 50,000 Cleantech Cleantech Masdar City is focused around R & D and attracting cleantech commuters 40,000 commuters 40,000 Cluster Cluster companies to build, operate and live in Masdar City Density: 135 people // ha Density: 135 people ha p6 September 08
  7. 7. Masdar City – USD $22bn over 7 years 6% 24% 13% 8% 30% 20% 1% 8% p7 September 2008
  8. 8. Masdar City – Dense Urban Design p8 September 2008
  9. 9. Masdar City – Micro Climate p9 September 2008
  10. 10. Masdar City – Urban Design p10 September 2008
  11. 11. Masdar Objectives and Background 1 About Masdar 2 Masdar Sustainability Objectives 3 ICT Strategy and Challenges p11 September 2008
  12. 12. Sustainability Objectives - Principles 1. Zero Carbon 6. Sustainable Water 2. Zero Waste 7. Natural Habitats and 3. Sustainable Transport Wildlife 4. Local and Sustainable 8. Culture and Heritage Materials 9. Equity and Fair Trade 5. Local and Sustainable 10. Health and Happiness Food
  13. 13. Sustainability Objectives – Development Social Equity Balanced Sustainable Solutions Environment Economic
  14. 14. Sustainable Objective - Zero Carbon p14 September 2008
  15. 15. Sustainability Objective – 100% Renewable Energy Geothermal 1% p15 September 2008
  16. 16. Sustainability Objective – Transport PRT System – Personal Rapid Transit eliminates need for fossil fuel powered vehicles Allow people to walk around the City with PRT underneath the City – quality of experience Advanced Operational ICT Control System – Scale Challenge – mobile Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) / home integration PRT Fast Facts PRT Vehicles: 2,160 PRT Stations: 83 MRT Vehicles 810 PRT Trips per day: 100,000 Max. Walking Distance 150m to PRT Station: LRT Trips per day: 5,000 Light Rapid Transport (LRT) p16 September 08
  17. 17. ICT Strategy and Challenges 1 About Masdar 2 Masdar Objectives and Sustainability Goals 3 ICT Vision / Strategy and Challenges p17 September 2008
  18. 18. ICT Strategy - Vision Choice / Value / Quality / Efficient - everywhere Quality of Life – enhance and support Integrate the City - operational not aspirational Create Awareness / Transparency Reduce Demand – monitoring, smart grid etc p18 September 2008
  19. 19. ICT Strategy – Vision Elements Must be seamless, fixed and wireless Must be transparent/invisible, function focused and purposeful Must be able to evolve and change with future technology innovations Must innovate – less business as usual Must still be a robust solutions for all Compatible to current standards and future standards over 8 year development Must be interdependent & interlinked – home automation, PRT, retail, mobility, MRT etc p19 September 2008
  20. 20. ICT Strategy – One network, One IP Technology Trends Lower Power CPUs, Fibre to the Premise Monitors and Hard Drives Wireless - Voice, Data & IBMS – Video water/energy/waste RFID - safety, security, Security and Information asset management Assurance p20 September 2008
  21. 21. ICT Strategy – Operational Focus Energy Management: Renewables Supply Demand Waste to Energy Geothermal Wind Cooling Resource Management: ICT Waste Management: MRF - Transportation Transportation Landfill < 2% Water Composting Used Water Waste to Energy City Services Recycling/Reuse
  22. 22. ICT Strategy- Technology Integration Issues Multiple Utility Operations Multiple Data Inputs / Outputs PRT integration across the City Residents versus Visitors Lots of Data – what do we do with it ? Transparency drives efficiency p22 September 2008
  23. 23. ICT Strategy – Create Awareness
  24. 24. ICT Strategy - Sustainability Management System Measure Visualize Manage Operate
  25. 25. ICT Strategy – Utility Integration / Interdependency p25 September 08
  26. 26. ICT Strategy – Challenges On time/budget Innovation vs. market acceptance Slow pace of technology standard ratification leads to deployments of draft and/or proprietary technologies/standards Technology forecasts beyond three years are ‘generally’ educated speculation Security threats are ever increasing and adapting – Physical and Logical Best practice partners Integration with multiple utility operations Retail, Hospitality, Logistics p26 September 2008
  27. 27. Masdar City Overall Objective – An Advanced & High Quality of Life with the Lowest Environmental Footprint p27 September 2008
  28. 28. Thank you! 22 September 2008

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