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DEWA broadens air conditioning campaign

Dubai utility calls for commercial sector to set units to 24 degrees.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended its annual “Set your AC to 24 degrees celsius” campaign to raise awareness among commercial consumers about the importance of rationalising consumption to preserve power and water.

The campaign encourages consumers to adopt environmentally-friendly lifestyles at their homes and workplaces by setting their air conditioning to 24°C.

The move would help reduce power consumption and carbon dioxide emissions as well as enable consumers to achieve financial savings, especially as air conditioning consumes a large percentage of energy in commercial properties.

“DEWA’s awareness campaigns have achieved remarkable results,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“Between 2009 and 2013, we managed to reduce electricity consumption to about 1,012 GW/h of electricity, and 4.9bn gallons of water, eliminating the release of 466,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This helped save about AED 622mn.”

Khawla Al Mehairi, VP, marketing & corporate communications at DEWA, said: “We aim to instil a culture of rational consumption of resources among all members of society and achieve actual savings in consumption rates to support the sustainable development of Dubai.

“The Set your AC to 24°C campaign has been extended to the commercial sector after the success of last year’s campaign, which was just focused on to the residential sector.”

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