Dubai Investments Showcases Sustainable, Innovative Solutions to Shape Future Cities
Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has emphasized its commitment to its sustainability strategy by highlighting the industry-best innovation and products from the company’s subsidiaries which could shape the smart cities of the future.
With the wide range of in-house sustainable products and solutions, Dubai Investments – the one-stop sustainability provider, is showcasing some of its latest innovation and technologies to achieve environmental, economic and social progress through smart cities.
Dubai Investments’ innovation and sustainable solutions are being showcased in the 2nd Future Cities Show 2018, currently being held at Dubai World Trade Centre [April 9 to 11] under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainability through Innovation: Showcasing the Cities of the Future’ in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting [AIM].
Abdulaziz Bin Yagub Al Serkal, General Manager of Dubai Investments, said: “Dubai Investments is committed to the sustainability of its operations, businesses, and projects. The company is the One-Stop Sustainability Provider with end-to-end sustainable products and solutions from its various subsidiaries which will help shape the smart cities of the future. The company’s participation in Future Cities show is in line with its strategy to reinforce its commitment to the cause and support Dubai Government’s plans to become one of top 10 sustainable cities in the world by 2020.”
These include Emirates Insolaire’s highly-sustainable coloured solar panels and photovoltaics – capable of generating 170 to 190 watts per square meter for roof or 110 to 130 watts per square meter for façades; Lite-Tech Industries’ LED luminaires which can lead to up to 85% savings compared to traditional bulbs; Emirates Glass’ triple-glazing efficient glass which is capable of saving 20% to 30% energy; Emicool’s district cooling capabilities which consumes 40% less energy than traditional air-conditioning; and Emirates Extruded Polystyrene’s building insulation that can increase refrigeration efficiency to over 90%.
Spending on the latest technologies that enable Smart City initiatives is forecast to reach $1.26 billion across the Middle East and Africa region in 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Dubai Investments (DI) is a world-class company that invests in viable and profitable entities. The company has an enviable track record and has shown leadership in all fields of investment activities in the UAE and the Middle East. With over 20,800 shareholders, and paid-up capital of AED 3.5 billion, it is the largest investment company listed on Dubai Financial Market. Its prudent use of capital and sound management skills enables it to establish, acquire, or strategically participate in successful corporate ventures throughout the region.
The series of developments that has taken place in DI over recent years, such as the increase in the number of subsidiary companies to 47 and the increase in share capital, has grown the business from a relatively small concern to a thriving large-scale company today.
Looking ahead DI plans to expand its existing businesses and simultaneously seek new investment opportunities, specifically in the industrial and real estate sectors. Current business interests span a diverse range of sectors from telecommunications to finance.
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