Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart university opens smart building

Smart building includes integrated systems to manage light, power and cooling

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart university opens smart building The smart building was opened by HE Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 7, 2018

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University has officially opened its first smart building.

The smart building has been designed in collaboration with Philips Lightning - now called Signify, Siemens, Smart Citti and Trane. The building is intended to save energy and reduce operational costs, with high standards of sustainability, and to support staff with smart features.

The building was officially opened by HE Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of HBMSU.

The smart building is connected with a Smart Campus application, which manages the Signify smart lighting system, smart cooling system and smart building management system. The solution collects data from each system, and manages services intelligently for maximum efficiency.

The smart building also includes an application for users, enabling them to interact with facilities to control lighting and temperature for their own comfort, and providing smart directions around the building using integrated lighting.

HE Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim inaugurated the building in the presence of HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and Vice President of the Board of Governors, HBMSU, along other members of Board of Governors and distinguished personalities and partners.

HE Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim pointed out that the launch of the Smart Building is an important step forward in changing the face of education and moving closer to the future set out by the wise leadership of the UAE, accompanied by the help coming from tomorrow's next generation of builders, further moving forward with the country's thrust towards excellence and leadership.  

HE Khalfan added: "The launch of the building is a part of the future initiatives aimed at supporting national efforts towards making the UAE a new centre for the development of artificial intelligence mechanisms, techniques and legislation. The building is being developed in accordance with the highest international standards of quality, innovation, sustainability and technology, as solid pillars for building an educational system that is the smartest in the world.

"We look forward with confidence to the new building that meets the highest standards of creativity and smartness. The project will create an innovative environment to prepare young generations by equipping them with education, knowledge and determination to take our country to even greater heights."

Dr Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, added: "We are proud to launch the Smart Building, as it embodies an unprecedented global achievement that came as a result of our continuous efforts to redefine learning and education, according to a unique vision to precede other global universities by ten years and drive and accelerate change.

"Our efforts follow the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai Chairman of the Executive Council and President of HBMSU, who once said: "The world is changing, and participants must cope with this change by enhancing education to prepare for the future." We are confident that the new building supports the leadership of HBMSU in realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city of the future."

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