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Hotels make up 10% of Dubai's district cooling

Empower's 2011 figures suggest hotels are choosing DC in favour of AC

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Dubai's hotels are accounting for 10 per cent of Empower's business. (Getty Images)
Dubai's hotels are accounting for 10 per cent of Empower's business. (Getty Images)

Empower, the Emirate Central Cooling Corporation, has announced that hotels were responsible for 10 per cent of the company’s district cooling business in the first half of 2011, according to a report by the Emirates News Agency.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower's CEO, said: “The operational percentage saving in a hotel unit using district cooling, compared with conventional air conditioning technologies ranges between 40 and 45 per cent.”

In an interview with Utilities earlier this month, Bin Shafar said that he predicts Dubai will experience something of a regeneration in coming years, as people flock back to the “oasis of peace and harmony”, boosting the need for further infrastructure.
 

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