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DEWA and KHDA recognise top power and water savers

10 million kWh and 229 million gallons of water saved in Dubai

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DEWA and KHDA recognise Dubai's best energy-saving institutions. (Getty Images)
DEWA and KHDA recognise Dubai's best energy-saving institutions. (Getty Images)

An awards ceremony in Dubai today revealed that the participants in the annual Conservation Awards had collectively saved 10 million kilowatt hours of power and 229 million gallons of water.

The awards – a cooperation between DEWA and KHDA - are designed to help educational institutions raise awareness of, and save resources through, measures adopted by children, students, teaching staff, faculty members and parents. This year’s efforts saw savings equivalent to 6,465 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

HE Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, presented the awards, commenting: “The success of the ‘Conservation Award – For a Better Tomorrow’ is proof of the success and productive partnership between DEWA and the KHDA. We all have to work together today to fight one of the greatest threats facing Planet Earth, climate change and to secure a safe environment for the future of the country.”

He continued: “We are looking forward to instilling the conservation attitude through engaging all social sectors in initiatives, and to see mature generations dealing with utilities and believing in the environment issue.”

This year’s awards attracted the participation of 84 public schools, 111 private schools, 46 universities and faculties, 91 nurseries, five special needs centres and six adult centres.
An awards ceremony in Dubai today revealed that the participants in the annual Conservation Awards had collectively saved 41 million kilowatt hours of power and 500 million gallons of water.

The awards – a cooperation between DEWA and KHDA - are designed to help educational institutions raise awareness of, and save resources through, measures adopted by children, students, teaching staff, faculty members and parents. This year’s efforts saw savings equivalent to 6,465 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

HE Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, presented the awards, commenting: “The success of the ‘Conservation Award – For a Better Tomorrow’ is proof of the success and productive partnership between DEWA and the KHDA. We all have to work together today to fight one of the greatest threats facing Planet Earth, climate change and to secure a safe environment for the future of the country.”

He continued: “We are looking forward to instilling the conservation attitude through engaging all social sectors in initiatives, and to see mature generations dealing with utilities and believing in the environment issue.”

This year’s awards attracted the participation of 84 public schools, 111 private schools, 46 universities and faculties, 91 nurseries, five special needs centres and six adult centres.

The award winners were:

Educational Institutes Category

1. Academic Level : Kindergarten
First Place: Al Ittihad Private School
Second Place: Philadelphia Private School
Third Place: Dubai American Scientific School

2. Academic Level : Elementary
First Place: Ghrinata Elementary School
Second Place: The Millennium School
Third Place: Al Aweer Elementary School

3. Academic Level : Primary
First Place: Arab Unity School
Second Place: Al Salam School
Third Place: Al Sadiq Islamic English School

4. Academic Level : Secondary
First Place: Mohamed Bin Rashid Secondary School
Second Place: Islamic Institute High School
Third Place: Emirates English Speaking School

5. Academic Level : Colleges / Universities
First Place: SZABIST University Dubai
First Place: Runner-Up: Al Ghurair University
Second Place: Dubai Police Academy
Third Place: Zayed University

Other Educational Institutions Category

6. Special Needs
First Place: Dubai Autism Center
Second Place: Rashid Center

7. Nurseries
First Place
: Happy Home Nursery
Second Place: Wisdom International Nursery & Day Care

 

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