menu

Has The Middle East Already Solved The Climate Change Crisis?

Has The Middle East Already Solved The Climate Change Crisis?
technology

MENA Geothermal is bringing geothermal technology to these regions and offering the opportunity to build and power things sustainably.

Lamya Hussain
  • 21 march 2012

MENA Geothermal is currently the largest provider of geothermal systems in the Middle East and North Africa region. Since 2008, MENA Geothermal has been dedicated to altering regional approaches towards energy by providing affordable and experienced consulting services for both the commercial and residential units. With its headquarters based in Ramallah, MENA Geothermal has challenged perceptions of the regions understanding of sustainability and energy usage. The company specializes in the design and installation process of geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Founder and Vice-President, Khaled Sabawi, was named one of the World’s Top Energy Entrepreneurs by the Global Post. In addition, the Global Post had this to say about the work Khaled Sabawi is doing through MENA Geothermal:

Al Gore isn’t going to save the world from climate change…But the world doesn’t need Gore, or any other global warming “guru.” That’s because it already has Khaled Al Sabawi in Ramallah, who’s heating and cooling homes in the West Bank with geothermal energy.

So how exactly does a geothermal system work? Explained in brief on MENA Geothermal’s website:

Throughout the year, outdoor temperatures fluctuate with the changing seasons. However, underground temperatures do not. In fact, about four to six feet below the earths surface, temperatures remain relatively constant year-round. A geothermal system, which consists of an indoor unit and a buried earth loop capitalizes on these constant temperatures.

Geothermal technology is not new however in the context of the Middle East and North Africa, but much work still needs to be done in the area of sustainable energy. In a region that is constantly reliant on donor-aid and oil profits, geothermal technology can provide local communities effective, affordable and more importantly environmentally friendly options to heat and cool your space. In an interview with Emel, Khaled Sabawi explains the importance of investing in green technology in the developing context:

We believe that developing countries are in a unique position to build sustainably and right, and it is a good time to build from scratch.

Check out the informational video from MENA Geothermal below:

MENA Geothermal

technology
Trending

How Indiegogo Is Becoming An Adult Product Destination

Retail
Home september 23, 2016

Watch This Fire Pit Dance Along To Your Favorite Song

Music City Fire is a system that is designed to flicker in time to ambient music

Automotive september 23, 2016

Slick GPS Navigator Gives Directions To Moped Riders

This small, round device attaches to a sideview mirror to display maps for safer traveling

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Home september 23, 2016

A Clock That Beautifully Manages Your Information Overload

The wall-mounted timekeeper is made to help people maintain focus and stay up to date with their appointments

Arts & Culture september 23, 2016

Performance Piece Blends Dancers Into Folds Of Light

The work provides commentary on the increasing connection between programmed and analog dimensions

Related Expert

Diane Bayard

Creative dedicated to stationary products and services

Design & Architecture september 23, 2016

Design Firm Adapts Childhood Homes For Unemployed Young Adults

The studio has unveiled three prototypes of transformed living spaces for people forced to move back in with their families

Health september 23, 2016

These Chocolate Squares Claim To Reverse The Aging Process

A group of researchers from Cambridge University have developed a candy bar that promises to give you a youthful glow

Cities september 23, 2016

Food-Producing Architecture Competition Seeks To Better Feed Cities

A design challenge in Copenhagen highlights the need and beauty of urban farming

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 21, 2016

Creative Agency Founder: Using VR As A Race Relationship Tool

Maurice Bernstein, CEO and Founder of Giant Step, explores the value in transforming headsets from high-tech entertainment tools into empathy machines

PSFK Labs september 22, 2016

The Future Of Work: Why Innovation Is Every Employee’s Job

PSFK Labs sits down with management at Johnson & Johnson to learn how the company comes up with their next ‘big idea’

Health september 23, 2016

Wearable Monitors Sun Exposure To Prevent Sunburn

The clip monitors UV rays to make sure you're not receiving too much sunlight

Op-Ed september 23, 2016

Productivity Expert: The Magic Of The Five-Hour Workday

Stephan Aarstol, Founder of Tower Paddle Boards, explains why the modern notion of office hours needs to evolve

Culture september 23, 2016

This Exhibition’s Crowning Jewel Is An 18k Gold-Plated Toilet

The piece, titled 'America,' is meant to raise questions about the country's wealth inequality

Culture september 23, 2016

Match Up With Dates On Tinder Based On Your Music Preferences

A new partnership with Spotify lets people pair up based on shared tastes in artists

Entertainment september 23, 2016

Capture, Cut Up, And Configure Your World In 360 Degrees

To meet a booming 360 and VR video-capturing industry, a multimedia software company bolstered its media editing suite for 360-video creation

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Advertising september 23, 2016

These Trucks Drove Around In Circles For 24 Hours To Keep Time

The giant ticking clock was created by 14 Scania vehicles in a deserted airfield

Advertising september 23, 2016

Buy Movie Tickets Directly From Your Facebook Profile

The new feature is part of a campaign from Fandango to further imbed social media into the ticket vendor's digital presence

Asia september 23, 2016

Co-Working Space Brings The Calming Atmosphere Of Nature Indoors

An architectural firm in China has designed a new type of shared office that prioritizes the natural environment

No search results found.