Empower Wins 2 Gold Awards at the 108th International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) Annual Conference & Trade Show in Scottsdale, U.S.A

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Published July 2nd, 2017 - 11:40 GMT
Empower was selected as the winner of these awards for adopting advanced infrastructure systems and providing world-class cooling services to a variety of areas.
Empower was selected as the winner of these awards for adopting advanced infrastructure systems and providing world-class cooling services to a variety of areas.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has topped off a stellar year by winning two goldenawards for ‘Total Number of Buildings’, and ‘Total Square Footage’ committed to district cooling services outside North America’ at a special ceremony held as part of the the 108thInternational District Energy Association’s (IDEA) Annual Conference&Tradeshow in Scottsdale from26 to 29 June2017. The awards were received amidst an international recognition toEmpower’s efforts to improve its district cooling services locally and internationally. 

Empower was selected as the winner of these awards for adopting advanced infrastructure systems and providing world-class cooling services to a variety of areas. This is alsoa global recognition to the company’s instrumental role in popularising the use of district cooling technology which is considered an environmentally friendly and economical solution for use in residential as well as commercial buildings, hotels and other facilities. The awards also recognize Empower’scapabilities to save significant amounts of resources in operational costs, preserve energy and protect the environment.

"We're pleased to be recognized as a winner at IDEA Awards," saidAhmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower."At Empower, we care about our community and our operations are aligned to address the most pressing issues by developing new and innovative technologies. These awardsare reflections of our determination, motivation and persistence to deliver our message which serves our nation and the worldand we look forward to continuing this legacy in the years to come,” added Ahmad Bin Shafar.

Empower’s district cooling technology is more sustainable and environmentally-friendly than conventional air conditioning systems and uses innovative cooling technology, which reduce energy consumptions so as to contribute to meet carbon neutral commitment. The prestigious win reflects Empower’s successful strategy to enhance and maintain green-living of the region.

“District cooling has emerged as one of the best solutions of energy optimisation in recent years. While the award is a testament to Empower’s commitment to adopting advanced infrastructure systems and providing world-class cooling services to a variety of areas, it also recognisesEmpower’scapabilities to save significant amounts of resources in operational costs, preserve energy and protect the environment. We are privileged to be associated with this iconic win, which drives us closer to realising Dubai 2021 Vision,” concludedAhmad Bin Shafar.

The IDEA award ceremony wasattended by the guests and industry experts from around the globe.This is the 11th consecutive time that Empower wins IDEA Awards. Empower also received multiple international awards, including more than 30 awards from the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

Empower currently operates more than 1.250 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, among others.

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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.

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