Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu DhabiSheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. With its 82 domes and four minarets standing over 100 meters high, the Grand Mosque is truly a world-class landmark. Visitors of all nationalities and faiths are invited to share its splendor. The mosque can accommodate 41,000 worshippers and the main sanctuary alone has space for 9,000 people.
An intelligent building management system was needed to monitor the air quality during services and reduce costs without compromising the comfort of those in attendance.
Siemens supplied and installed a Desigo Insight building management system with 8,000 data points. A fire alarm system, a central battery system and generators were integrated using BACnet/IP and the LON protocol. LonMark fan coil unit (FCU) controllers for regulating the room temperature with fan convectors are also controlled and monitored by the Desigo Insight building management system.
The integrated solution monitors the temperature and air quality in the main sanctuary on the basis of a specific sequence control developed in collaboration with the planner for the space. The strategy allows substantial energy savings to be achieved and provides for excellent indoor air quality.