Dubai, UAE, November 12 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider held ‘Consultants’ Meet’ in Dubai to discuss the new district cooling guidelines for 2018. The event was attended by over 100 guests, including district cooling technical experts, contractors and consultants. The meeting is part of a series of events conceived to impart the technical knowledge on district cooling among the consultants.
“The ‘Consultants’ Meet’ is an effort to connect with our business associates and provide a platform to discuss best practices and new insights of the district cooling industry, with a focus on the UAE. It is a pleasure to witness such a large number of district cooling technical and design experts at the meet. This is a testament that the district cooling industry is well on track to keep the sector aligned,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
Two main topics the meet discussed were ‘Sub-metering’ and ‘ETS Room Guideline’ in district cooling, which addressed the importance of provisions while master-designing projects and developments. These topics were selected as part of technically integrating district cooling systems’ design peculiarities into conventional building designs and conceptualization.
“At Empower we take pride in introducing the new generation of energy-saving cooling systems, that not only respond to existing priorities to satisfy consumer’s needs, but is in line with the government’s plans on energy preservation as per Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. With this in mind, the ‘Consultants’ Meet’ is also aimed at enlightening the local and global markets of the huge capabilities of district cooling industry,” added Bin Shafar.
In a report published in May last year, Research and Markets predicted that the value of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market would exceed $16.2bn by 2020. Research and Markets further noted that smart and green building standards, as well as increasing awareness among consumers of the benefits of using sustainable systems, were pushing HVAC suppliers to develop energy-efficient and technologically innovative products such as district cooling systems.
“District cooling system is the way forward for cooling needs, which not only generate savings for the utility bills, but also provides quality cooling. Through ‘Consultants’ Meet’ we aim to provide the attendees with detailed information on the benefits and uniqueness of the innovations in district cooling. Those Meets have become unique in the industry, ensuring insightful discussions and informative approaches,” concluded Bin Shafar.
Empower provides 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.