11 Jan 2011
The image above illustrates the progress being made in the construction of Al Khazna and Al Khatem schools in Abu Dhabi, as we continue to erect independent scaffold to the perimeter of the buildings.
When completed in 2011, the schools will each have the capacity to cater for between 1225 and 1500 students, and have been designed to incorporate sustainable features such as photovoltaic* panels for solar energy, solar panels for hot water, energy efficient air-conditioning systems and water conservation devices.
*'Photovoltaic' is a marriage of two words: 'photo', meaning light and 'voltaic', meaning electricity. 'Photovoltaic' technology is the term used to describe the hardware that converts solar energy into usable power generating electricity from light.