Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Masdar Institute

The first completed piece of a new city under construction about 20 miles outside of downtown Abu Dhabi merges traditional construction practices, passive climate control strategies, and high-tech features.
This course is no longer active
Sona Nambiar and Joann Gonchar, AIA
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain how passive strategies helped Masdar's designers reduce energy loads.
  2. Explain how passive strategies helped Masdar's designers enhance occupant comfort.
  3. Describe some of the elements drawn from vernacular architecture deployed at Masdar.
  4. Discuss the goals and requirements of the Pearl Rating System.



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Originally published in Architectural Record