Heat insulation guidelines for new buildings adopted
Manama, March 24, 2014
All new buildings must be equipped with thermal insulation under a new policy adopted by Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority (EWA).
The rule was initially applied to all commercial properties over four storeys tall, but has now been rolled out to all residential and commerical buildings, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
It has been introduced to support conservation initiatives.
"Thermal insulation in buildings can reduce wasted energy by between 15 to 30 per cent," said Electricity and Water conservation director Rana Salloom.
"As one of EWA's aims is to proactively promote and enable effective conservation for the people of Bahrain, we believe this insulation initiative will ensure that reduction in wasted energy is a priority as part of our long-term conservation efforts."
EWA will conduct relevant workshops for over 150 engineering companies this month.
It plans to work closely with engineering offices throughout the design, implementation and construction phases of new projects. - TradeArabia News Service