Empower: District cooling keeps pace with the growing demand in Dubai real estate
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and the most prominent player in Dubai’s district cooling industry, said in the context of ‘Cityscape Dubai 2022', that it is keeping pace with the growing demand for properties in Dubai, which is currently witnessing remarkable momentum in the real estate sector. Empower stressed that the environmentally-friendly district cooling solutions adopted by real estate developers carry a lot of advantages for the economy, developers and users alike. Remarkably, they increase the value of real estate assets, enhance customers’ health and happiness and give momentum to buildings’ sustainability rates.
Empower underscores that the event, 'Cityscape Dubai 2022', attaches great importance to spreading the culture of environmentally-friendly buildings and sustainable real estate projects. Major real estate developers and big corporates in Dubai have adopted district cooling systems hastily for the great benefits they offer including: reducing energy consumption, protecting natural resources and curbing carbon emissions.
The company has also pointed out that Dubai’s mega projects and architectural icons use district cooling, among these are: the Museum of the Future, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Marsa Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah along with many other residential, commercial, entertainment, cultural, educational and health projects.
Adoption of district cooling systems aims to enhance energy efficiency and effectiveness in buildings, and the district cooling mechanism serves the main trends in the construction sector, which seeks to reach smart and modern buildings at a lower cost. District cooling systems contribute to supporting sustainability efforts and preserving natural resources, as this mechanism works to enhance energy efficiency and reduce its consumption, given that district cooling saves up to 50% of the energy used for cooling buildings compared to traditional cooling systems.
“All vital sectors in the country revere sustainability and seek to achieve comprehensive national development’, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said. “The real estate sector plays a major role in several domains. Besides accentuating the civilized face of the country, it serves a wide range of areas, including residential, industry, tourism, and economy. All this renders this sector the backbone of the economic and social life. Further, it directly contributes to green economy through the role it plays in implementing the long-term national initiative for encouraging green economy in the UAE, under the slogan "Green Economy for Sustainable Development", which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.. Through this initiative, the country seeks to occupy a distinguished global place with regards to green economy.
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) was established in 2003 with an objective to enable the real estate sector to efficiently utilize energy resources through District Cooling Services (DCS). Empower was set up as a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and TECOM Investments a member of Dubai Holding through a Royal Decree issued by the Ruler of Dubai.