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Masdar Institute

The first completed piece of a new city under construction about 20 miles outside of downtown Abu Dhabi merges traditional construction practices, passive climate control strategies, and high-tech features.

May 2011

By Sona Nambiar and Joann Gonchar, AIA

Continuing Education

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to:

  1. Explain how passive strategies helped Masdar's designers reduce energy loads.
  2. Explain how passive strategies helped Masdar's designers enhance occupant comfort.
  3. Describe some of the elements drawn from vernacular architecture deployed at Masdar.
  4. Discuss the goals and requirements of the Pearl Rating System.

Credits: 1.00 HSW

This test is no longer available for credit

Read the article and then take the test to earn Continuing Education credit: Click here


Originally published in the May 2011 issue of Architectural Record

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