Empower urges switching to district cooling
Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2011
Emirates Central Cooling Corp (Empower), a leading district cooling service provider, has urged real estate developers participating at a construction event in Abu Dhabi to switch from conventional cooling systems to district cooling.
Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2011, which opened yesterday (April 17) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will run until April 20.
“We look at Cityscape Abu Dhabi as a platform to stress the importance of district cooling in real estate projects so that we enhance the quality of life of the people,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
“This environmentally friendly technology is an ideal solution to be used in residential, commercial units and hotels in the region.”
“We seek to reduce the use of conventional air conditioning solutions in favour of district cooling systems. This is very challenging, but we are determined to raise awareness about this technology especially in new projects,” he added.
Empower is providing district cooling service to a range of projects in Dubai, including Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Business Bay, Mirdif and City Of Arabia.
Bin Shafar continued: “Leveraging on its leading role in the real estate industry in the region, we anticipate that this show will lead to a better understanding of the importance of district cooling for the benefit of all parties concerned.”
District cooling service achieves economies of scale by using centralized plants instead of individual cooling units in each building, a statement said.
The centralized system results in lower capital and operating costs, thus reducing air-conditioning set-up and energy costs per building, it added. – TradeArabia News Service