Irena HQ


An emerging Global Hub for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies.

Masdar headquarters will be one of the most advanced, sustainable multi-use complexes in the UAE, and the cornerstone of Masdar City.

The building shall serve as the headquarters for Masdar and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) and is pursuing 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.

AESG are providing comprehensive sustainability consultancy throughout both the design and construction of the project. This includes the following services;

Services provided:

  • Estidama Consultancy
  • Sustainable Design Consultancy
  • Energy Modelling and Guidance
  • Air Tightness Consultancy
  • Air Tightness Testing
  • Daylight Simulation
  • Construction Supervision
  • Waste Management Consultancy
  • Facade Design Review, Verification and Testing
  • Client: Masdar
  • Scope: Sustainability, Environment and Facade Consultancy
  • Location: Masdar, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Dates: 2013 – 2014
Irena HQ