Palm Utilities in tree planting initiative
Dubai, June 7, 2010
Palm Utilities, a leading private company that provides integrated sustainable utility solutions, recently undertook a tree planting initiative in Dubai, to mark the UN’s 2010 World Environment Day.
The company planted several two metre-tall trees to make up for its monthly paper consumption.
Palm Utilities calculated the number of trees it would take to offset the company’s estimated paper usage per month, and planted replacements accordingly.
Furthermore, the company has established internal policies to reduce paper usage in the office and improve automation, such as using electronic forms and systems as much as possible.
“Palm Utilities uses the latest technologies not only to efficiently provide critical power and water services but to ensure sustainable and waste-preventive operations as well,” said Yousuf Kazim, CEO, Palm Utilities.
Palm Utilities adheres to the ‘3 Rs’ of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle to minimise its carbon footprint. It uses Treated Sewage Effluent or Polished Water for its District Cooling Towers rather than potable water.
The company pioneered the use of non-chemical Membrane Bioreactors in the region to reduce CO2 emissions at its sewage treatment plants. It also plans to adopt Thermal Energy Storage in the near future to reduce energy use and further advance its sustainability goals, he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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