DQG launches second EEA awards
Dubai, March 1, 2008
Dubai Quality Group (DQG), an organisation dedicated to raising the general performance level of the local business environment, has launched the second cycle of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA).
EEA recognises the best energy conservation and management practices in the Arabian Gulf.
The international award, organised annually under the patronage of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum promotes regional awareness about the role of energy efficiency in ensuring sustainable growth, based on innovative, cost efficient and replicable measures.
A number of dignitaries attended the launch, including the representatives of the sponsors like Saeed Al Tayer, Director, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; Abdul Rahman Kalanter, Managing Director, Design and Development, Nakheel; Khalid Essa Bu Humaid, General Manager Corporate Relations & International affairs, Dubal; Engineer Eissa Al Dossari, CEO of Public Transport Agency, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority; and Dr. Abdullah Al Amiri, Chairman, Emirates Energy Award.
During the final award’s ceremony that will be held in late 2008, awards will be presented to the overall winners and the first runner-up in each of the following six categories: Public Corporation Energy Award; Private Corporation Energy Award; Energy Engineer Award; Major Energy Project Award; Minor Energy Project Award; and Education and Research Award.
Recipients are allowed to use the award logo on their marketing and corporate materials up to three years after receiving the award as proof of their commitment to, and successful implementation of, optimal energy utilization methods and practices, said an official spokesman.
The award is open to all organizations and individuals, and the submitted entries can be implemented in any one of the GCC countries.
The EEA is supported by main sponsor Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA); platinum sponsors Nakheel and Dubal; and silver sponsor Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). – TradeArabia News Service