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Sharjah Sustainable City Reached Milestones in 2022

Sharjah Sustainable City

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), which created the first sustainable master-planned town, declared 2022 to be a year of achievements. More than 110 families have moved in and are already taking advantage of their new green houses’ numerous advantages, both economically and environmentally. The city is outfitted with renewable energy generated by rooftop solar panels and constructed with environmentally friendly materials and passive features that save on operating expenses. Residents may benefit from free energy-efficient kitchen appliances and smart home technologies, as well as savings of up to 50% on water and electricity costs. The Sharjah Sustainable City also provides food supplies, with 10,000 kg of leafy greens and vegetables produced annually in biodomes, indoor farms that are partially powered by solar energy.

Yousif Ahmed Al-Mutawa, the CEO of Sharjah Sustainable Metropolis, stated in his message: “As we turn our attention to the next year, I am overjoyed to see how far Sharjah Sustainable City has come and how much closer we are getting to being Sharjah’s first eco-friendly city. Without the help of our partners, employees, and, of course, homebuyers, we would not have been able to accomplish as much as we have over the previous 12 months. I appreciate their help as we work to create a sustainable society where everyone can live in peace with the environment and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.”

Sharjah Sustainable City also offers a host of other key amenities such as parks, gyms, a swimming pool, a shopping center, walking/cycling paths, and green mobility. Additionally, to support food security efforts, the city is home to indoor farming facilities and partially solar-powered greenhouses called biodomes that annually produce about 10,000 kg of chemical-free leafy greens and vegetables, which is expected to increase to 15,000 kg in the future.

The city contributes to several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG6, focused on access to water and sanitation for all, and SDG7 that among other things, calls for ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services and increasing substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

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