With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.
National ENERGY GLOBE Award 2015
Qatar has the world’s third largest natural gas and oil reserves, making it the world’s richest country per capita. It is recognized as a high-income economy by the World Bank, and has ranked third top carbon dioxide emitter per capita in the world in 2009. With a 7% rise in electricity demand every year, Qatar is compelled to curb its carbon emissions, starting with an environmental sustainability strategy announced as part of its 2030 national vision. The larger part of this responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), the provider of water and electricity in the country. With a multi-faceted sustainability strategy, Kahramaa recognizes that its efforts should start with public awareness and education to change the habits of its residents, who are often incognizant of their energy consumption reality. On average, Qatari residents consume about 11,000 KWh of electricity per year, compared to 5,730 KWh for UK residents - this is partly caused by the fact that electricity and water are made free to the local population, hence used excessively and without rationing. Next to “Tarsheed”, a national campaign aimed at educating the public on conservation methods and efficient use of water and electricity, the Kahramaa Awareness Park is set to play a similar role in a hands-on experience that simulates real-life examples in a practical scientific environment. The Awareness Park is an innovative project designed as a science museum for disseminating information on ways to conserve water and electricity, and serves as an original source of knowledge for young visitors. Its goal is that of educating the next generations in the understanding of environmentally conscious, sustainable living systems from the inside and the outside. Three renewable energy systems were installed that contribute to power generation and water heating for the building: A 63.3 kWp photovoltaic installation, 41 m2 of flat plate collectors for solar water heating and 3 x 10 kW wind turbines. These systems combined offset over 37 tons of CO2. The park is built with materials that can be recycled or reused, and do not involve much energy consumption, it offers noise insulation and controls indoor pollutant sources.
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Qatar has the world’s third largest natural gas and oil reserves, making it the world’s richest country per capita. On average, Qatari residents consume about 11,000 KWh of electricity per year, compared to 5,730 KWh for UK residents - this is partly caused by the fact that electricity and water are made free to the local population, hence used excessively and without rationing. This year´s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Qatar created the Kahramaa Awareness Park for disseminating information on ways to conserve water and electricity for the education of future generations. Congratulations to your achievements!