Low and Medium Voltage Chiller Drives: A life Cycle Analysis by Muna Al-Nahdi

Ms. Muna Al-Nahdi with Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji 

Ms. Muna Al-Nahdi, currently studying for a Master in Mechanical Engineering makes waves with her Master research paper entitled, “Low and Medium Voltage Chiller Drives: A life Cycle Analysis

The research studied the energy savings and reduction in initial and operating cost as well as the improved environmental impact and carbon foot print reduction gained through using medium voltage, 11 KV, chillers in medium to high air conditioning load buildings.

Ms. Muna Al-Nahdi, submitted her paper to the Annual EGBC Awards 2015 and was shortlisted. 

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, announced the winners of the 3rd Annual EGBC Awards on May 13, 2015 at a gala event to be held at Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai.

The awards were presented in six main categories, including Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year, Green Building Material/Product Award, Green Building System Award, Green Building Research Award, Training Initiative of the Year; and Green Building of the Year. The honour of Green Building of the Year will be presented in three new sub-categories this year including Green Hotel, Green School, and Green Commercial Building.

A special Award for Students, sponsored by EmiratesGBC's co-founder Dr Sadek Owainati, will also be presented to a university student for exceptional research work on a subject related to green buildings in the Middle East.

Three applicants were short listed from, BUiD, HW and RIT Dubai. 


Her research was also selected for presentation in the “Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference ADRAC-2015 taking place on the 24th May.