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New water, electricity rules for fresh projects in Qatar

The new construction projects in Qatar will have to henceforth adhere to new regulations concerning electricity and water from 1st August.

Kahramaa (Qatar Electricity and Water Corporation) has recently introduced new rules to conserve water and energy usage. The rules involve simple measures aimed at restricting the usage of electricity and water, which can help cut down bills by 30 to 50 percent.

The Kahraama officials said that it will also indirectly help in reducing pressure on water and electricity networks, particularly during summer, thereby reducing instances of power shortage.

The new guidelines highlight the need for electricity conservation, use of energy efficient machines, provision on lighting control, thermal insulation methods during construction and design of energy-efficient air-conditioning system.

As for water conservation, the guidelines suggest provision of taps with less water flow, usage of strainers or filters on taps to reduce speed of water flow in public places, efficient flushing systems and alternate power line for water supply.

The guideline samples and models are available at Kahramaa and new buildings will have to follow the regulations from 1st August 2011. The new regulations are particularly meant for new applicants seeking building licenses in all sectors of the state, said Al Khulaifi.

Conservation of water and energy does not imply reduction of usage, rather, focuses on effective consumption by minimizing wastage. This can help save money, while also preserving natural resources and safety of environment.

Adhering to the guidelines can help curb emission of harmful gases from air-conditioning system, while also conserving water.

Posted on 27/6/2011

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