Sharjah’s award-winning integrated environmental and waste management company, Bee’ah, announced its new, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly headquarters during the first day of the World Future Energy Summit 2015 (WFES) in Abu Dhabi this week.
The new Bee’ah headquarters building, which takes its inspiration from desert sand dunes, has been designed by Prtizker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and reflects the organisation’s passion for leading environmental change.
Bee’ah has set a goal for Sharjah to divert 100 percent of waste destined for landfill and last year diverted 67 percent of landfill-type waste to recycling, energy production and other resources. Construction recently commenced on a new advanced thermal energy-from-waste facility, which is expected to be one of the largest waste-to-energy plants in the world.
All power required for the new headquarters building will be generated via low and zero-carbon sources, principally from the Bee’ah Waste Management Centre’s converting municipal waste (that would otherwise decay in landfill) into energy and large arrays of solar panels incorporated within the site. Bee’ah has also devised a comprehensive Site Waste Management Plan (SWM) which will minimise waste sent to landfill during both the construction process and the operation period. The complex is expected to receive a LEED Platinum certification.
The 7,000 square meter headquarters will be located on a 90,000 square meter site adjacent to the Waste Management Centre in Saj’ah industrial city in Sharjah.