Efficient energy systems needed

Renewable Energy

Efficient solutions in district cooling will play an increasingly important role in the future, experts said on the first day of the International District Energy Association’s District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow.

“In today’s time, where climate change is a growing concern, district cooling solution is the need of the hour. It not only helps to build a sustainable future, but also establishes an environment conducive to energy-efficient business management system. We are confident that the conference this year will not only serve as a platform to exchange experiences and best practices but also present a more efficient plan for states and governments to implement district cooling as a futuristic solution for a sustainable living,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, at the event.

Rob Thornton, president and CEO of the International District Energy Association, said that the event brings together experts from across North America, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific to share experiences in design, construction, operation and optimisation of district cooling systems for cities, communities, and campuses.

“As cities become more densely populated, especially in warmer climates, the economies of scale and efficiencies of district cooling systems help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce strain on the regional electricity grid. Efficient district cooling infrastructure is becoming the standard for tomorrow’s smarter cities. Dubai is arguably the world’s leading city for district cooling deployment,” he said.

Empower currently operates over 1.34 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone, among others. – business@khaleejtimes.com


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