Time to 'adopt new cooling technologies'
Dubai, April 23, 2012
Empower, a leading district cooling services provider in the region, called upon local and Gulf-based developers to adopt district cooling technologies and gradually move away from conventional AC systems to save environmental resources.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2012, Ahmed Bin Shafar, the CEO of Empower, said that the time had come when adopting district cooling in the real estate units was no longer just “lovely to have it” but a critical necessity.”
Cityscape Abu Dhabi, a leading real estate and development event, will run till April 25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from 10am to 7pm daily.
Bin Shafar stressed on Empower’s firm belief that district cooling has huge potential in the region as an alternative to conventional AC systems.
District cooling service, he said, achieves economies of scale by using centralized plants instead of individual cooling units in each building. The centralized system results in lower capital and operating costs, thus reducing air-conditioning set-up and energy costs per building.
“The real estate sector is still in its early stages in most of the Arab countries and it is regarded as one of the most dynamic sectors. This makes it critical to disseminate awareness of the winning features of district cooling technologies which reduces power consumption significantly,” he stated.
Bin Shafar pointed out that apart from consuming less power, electricity or water, district cooling supported the green building concept as well as the green economy elements.
'Moreover, within the district cooling sector, Empower is creating alternatives with less cost and eco-friendly by using polished water. It operates in a range of real estate projects in Dubai including Business Bay, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Mirdif and City of Arabia,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service