The Commercial Bank of Dubai Head Office, has announced that it has achieved 15 per cent reduction in its annual energy expenditure over a period of 10 months ending in June 2004.
The savings were crafted by Energy Management Services (EMS), a leading Energy Management and Energy Conservation Company in the Middle East, which incorporated energy saving features into the building at the design stage.
The impressive G + 9 floors building for the Commercial bank of Dubai Head Office is situated in Deira. In early 2001, while the building was still on the designing board, the management of the Bank requested EMS for a first energy audit that would anticipate the energy consumption in the
building based on its use as a commercial space, the number of users and work hours, as well as detailed weather forecasting data available with EMS.
"As a responsible national organisation, the Commercial Bank of Dubai had taken on the challenge of reducing its energy consumption. The bank had already had some experience in implementing BMS. So it was decided to bring
in energy experts at the design stage of the Head Office building to achieve the highest possible energy savings," said Engineer Mahmoud Khalifa, Projects Manager, Commercial Bank of Dubai.
"When the project of first energy audit for the Commercial Bank of Dubai was awarded to EMS, it was a heartening to deal with a client that was already aware of energy management practices and wanted to optimise results in the new building," stated Khaled Bushnaq, Managing Director, Energy Management Services. "The experience that EMS has gathered over the years, providing energy management services to various commercial clients was brought to bear upon energy consumption simulations for the challenging project. It was, therefore, very satisfying to register the month on month energy savings made by the bank, with the results far exceeding our conservative estimates. EMS would like to congratulate Commercial Bank of Dubai on its clearly articulated energy management policies that have sustained the implementation of effective Building Management Systems." (menareport.com)
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