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INITIALLY OPENING ITS DOORS FOR BUSINESS IN 2013, ETIHAD ESCO HAD JUST ONE VISION IN MIND - TO MAKE DUBAI ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD BY IMPLEMENTING AND REGULATING THE ENERGY SERVICE INDUSTRY AND CREATING MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE 30% ENERGY SAVINGS BY 2030.
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It has been hugely successful in its aims too, achieving some staggering figures in the past years: • Energy savings worth AED40 million • Retrofitting of more than 1845 buildings • Achieved 71.9 Gigawatt Hours (GWH) in electricity savings through building retrofit programmes Mr Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services, explains: “On a global scale, achieving 30% energy savings by 2030 will set a benchmark for the Middle East region, as well as for the world. But we just don’t want to stop there, we want to be more aggressive for energy conservation and set an example for sustainability beyond expectations and limits. “Although Etihad ESCO already has a target of 30% energy reduction by 2030, that’s not the only target we want to achieve. We want to bring awareness and knowledge to the society, and we are working on a number of DSM programmes that will help us achieve our goals, including building retrofits, district cooling, and Shams Dubai.” Apart from this, Etihad ESCO is conducting several awareness campaigns online, and is conducting and participating in several events, including seminars on retrofitting where users from different industries come and interact with leading experts in the field. Etihad has been a regular participant in WETEX, WFES, and many other such events, which allows users to see the various achievements and future trends in the energy industry.
Pioneering Projects At the present, Etihad is working on a number of noteworthy projects, including Dubai Golf, an iconic development that is hugely important within the sports industry. On this project, Etihad has implemented several energy conservation measures, from installing energy efficient HVAC equipment to demandbased control of lighting and air-conditioning. Naturally, as golf courses use a lot of water, and sometimes there is water leakage
which is not detected, considering this Etihad has installed a water leakage detection system, which eliminates water loss. Lighting has also been replaced with efficient lights. On the Enoc station pilot project, Etihad replaced inefficient lights with energy efficient lights, which are controlled based on requirement and day lighting, leading to save more energy. Also, demand-based control is implemented on air-conditioning to achieve savings further. Solar PV panels have been installed on the roof to generate green energy and offset electricity requirement from grid. With Enoc stations’ facilities being of a similar kind and similar usage, all these energy conservation measures can be replicated and implemented across all other stations. A major chunk of projects implemented by Etihad is traditionally focused on commercial buildings, but from 2018 it has been engaged in a diverse range of developments, from school and universities to hotels, hospitals, and homes. It is committed to spreading energy conservation awareness to every industry. For Al WASL Etihad retrofitted 243 buildings of mixed use residential and commercial. JAFZA labor Accommodation were typical accommodation buildings which had very high water consumption, which has reduced drastically after the retrofit.
Green and Sustainable The concept of the ‘green economy’ is finally taking hold in the UAE, with Ali Al Jassim commenting: “Yes, we feel that the UAE is going in the right direction as regards to a green economy, fulfilling all of the criteria required. With all the essential expertise and government support, high awareness across both corporate bodies and individuals has set the path for energy conservation and sustainability. In fact, nowadays people come to us and ask how can we make our homes and day-to-day operations more energy efficient.”