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Kingdom University, Bahrain – ETTIJAH Sustainable Living/Working Space

By on September 9, 2016
Kingdom University, Bahrain

Contact name and title
Abd-elsattar KAADAN, PhD


Title of activity
ETTIJAH Sustainable Living/Working Space

Description of activity
ETTIJAH Project of research is based on innovative concepts, and sustainable contributions to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the leading causes of climate change and the rising temperatures of Earth. “ETTIJAH” aim is to find applied solutions for building and urban planning, incorporating the Arabian Gulf environment in general and Bahrain in particular of hot and humid climate zones, the project created to address the needs for society in the prospects of energy efficiency, limited space, and comfort.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 targets relating to activity
11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
11.c Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
Main themes of this activity
Planning and Design
Capacity Development
Climate Change
Changes that took place as a result of this activity
The project name “ETTIJAH” imply dual interests in society and science by its nature, socially; a human approach towards positive sustainable conditions, and scientifically; directing the core elements of design and architectural planning based on orientation according to the natural elements. The project raised the responsibility and the capacity building of students, from the basic concepts of the design project considering the importance of climate condition to reduce the use of energy and produce solutions in building and urban design to fight the climate change effects and increase the energy efficiency use toward the sustainable development of the Bahrain 2030 vision.
How the impact of the activity was measured
The application of sustainability at undergraduate level gives opportunity to the first year students to have active experience of the global issue and encourage them to search and invent an innovative ideas to face a local challenges related to the environment and sustainable development. The same impact can be implemented into the society through the inspiration of the graduated students to realize a new reality in public and private institutions and bringing more attention to the global architectural and urban environment issues by addressing a new research studies for the graduate students. The projects result of the previous two academic years has demonstrated the attention of the students about the environment and the orientation toward green solutions.
Links related to the activity
  • https://www.facebook.com/EttijahProjectKUBahrain/
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