Expo 2020 Dubai will be unveiling details of its plans to stage a sustainable World Expo from delivery to legacy at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) held from 13 to 20, January, at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.

Sustainability will be a key sub theme of the first world expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).

A key part of Expo’s stand will be a detailed model of its Sustainability Pavilion, that was unveiled at the ADSW last year.

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It is designed to be one of the most self-sustaining buildings in the region, producing much of its energy and water requirements through solar panels and recycling water, among other methods.

Expo is set to achieve at least the LEED Gold certification for all permanent buildings, which will form the core part of District 2020. 

Using smart building and smart grid technologies, Expo 2020 is also aiming to reduce energy consumption by 20% (or around 150,000MWh of energy), with the support from Siemens, Expo’s Premier Partner for Intelligent Infrastructure and Operations.