The double-glazed façade is used to achieve greater energy efficiency. Waste air is pre-cooled in between the inner and outer façade thereby reducing the energy consumption of the building by recycling the used air.
The glass used on the tower’s façade is a low emissivity glass never before used in the UAE. It’s designed to keep the inside of the building cool and eliminate glare, while maintaining the transparency of the façade - an important design consideration.
The stainless steel ‘splash’ is a shading device that eliminates over 30 percent of the sun’s heat before it ever reaches the building, thereby saving on the need for cooling within the building. The splash twists around the building towards the south to shield Capital Gate as much as possible from direct sunlight.