Monday, November 12, 2012

The UAE's massive carbon footprint: This building may have something to do with it

Construction on this building off Hamdan St and Airport Rd (near the Central Market) finished about three months ago. I know, I live quite near there. Anyhoo, it doesn't appear to be fully occupied, or occupied in any meaningful manner. And even if it was, I doubt it would be full of people working feverishly with all the lights on at 9pm on a Sunday night. So why are ALL the lights on, so many nights of the week? I am not exaggerating when I say that this virtually empty building has been lit up like a Christmas tree for long stretches (once for more than a week) ever since this summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a normal part of testing of any new building. The tower is not yet open for occupancy, and so during this time they test all electrical and mechanical functions; that includes lights, water pumps, elevators, air conditioning and suction equipment and everything else.

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