Empower warehouses get Leed Gold certification
Empower has achieved Leed Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council for its warehouses located in Al Qouz, Dubai, UAE, as part of its commitment to enhance sustainability activities
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling company, has achieved Leed Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council for its warehouses located in Al Qouz, Dubai, UAE, as part of its commitment to enhance sustainability activities.
By this achievement, Empower reflects the pioneering role of the company in designing and building sustainable buildings, the company said.
Empower warehouses achieved the Leed certification under the ‘Leed for New Construction Rating System’. According to the US Green Building Council, “this certification identifies Empower Warehouses as a showcase example in sustainable design and demonstrates the company's leadership in transforming the building industry.”
“Achieving this Gold Certificate pertaining to adopting pioneering green practices in the design of warehouses reflect our commitment to adopt highest environmental standards in our services and operations. This certificate crowns our efforts in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build green economy in the UAE under the slogan ’A green economy for sustainable development’,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
“Preserving the environment plays a central part in our operations as we adopt it locally and internationally through participating in global environmental initiatives and via implementing best systems in rationalising energy consumption. We are designing our new facilities to match Dubai’s vision in building a sustainable future. Green buildings take into consideration the nature of the design and its role in reducing water and energy consumption. Also, the facilities have to play a role in generating renewable energy to decrease operational costs and enhance performance as part of creating a healthy working and residential environment and to defy global environmental challenges,” he added.
“Due to the fact that we lead the district cooling industry in the world, it is imperative that our facilities are environmentally friendly and adopts latest green standards. We are persistent to adopt most efficient design solutions as this pays off not only to the district cooling industry but also to our end users,” he added.
Empower currently 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 and Dubai Design District, among others.