IRENA Headquarters Façade Verification
The building shall serve as the headquarters for Masdar and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) and achieved a Four Pearl certification under Estidama. It will be fitted with 1,000m2 of rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, and reduce water usage by 50%, compared to a typical Abu Dhabi building.
The headquarters will be a 32,000m2 complex with a central community courtyard, connecting offices to spaces to shop, dine, walk, and experience the modern, sustainable lifestyle exemplified by Masdar City.
The performance of the façade was a critical element of the project and AESG were commissioned to provide the following services.
- Façade design review
- Shop drawing review
- Development of façade QA/QC procedures
- Site inspections
- Diagnostic testing of the façade include thermography and smoke testing
- Building air tightness testing