The Industrial City of Yanbu was established by Royal Commission of Yanbu (RCY) in the Red Sea to do commerce and to save time and fuel energy for commercial ship tanker coming from Europe via the Suez Canal. Thus, this time & energy saving concept is still one of the commitment of today’s modern city of Yanbu and be a model for energy efficiency for other cities to follow. It is dedicated to attract energy saving industries, conserve and support efficient use of thru land community zoning, develop carbon footprint calculation system, promote green technologies, promote energy efficient industrial land, and implement local sourcing requirements for new projects and support industries that promote new technology that are fuel efficient. Although the city is located in a very dry and warm area, RCY initiate road infrastructure, housing & building facilities that is energy efficient and promote the use of alternative source of energy such as solar. Lately project on wind energy is being encouraged and provide funding as an alternative source of power. The overall energy design concept in Yanbu Industrial City is the blueprint of RCY to achieve an energy efficient city.
Makki Ali Al-Gobbi, Royal Commission Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions
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