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Dubai sees increase in energy and water savings

The Energy Demand Side Management Executive Committee of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has been advised that savings in energy are expected to be about 5 percent and in water around 3.5 percent by the end of this year

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The Energy Demand Side Management Executive Committee of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has been advised that savings in energy are expected to be about 5 percent and in water around 3.5 percent by the end of this year.

 

The meeting was also told that savings achieved during 2015, and over the last 5 years, have exceeded set targets.

The 13th meeting of the committee was held at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s headquarters in Dubai, and was chaired by Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Energy Demand Side Management Executive Committee.

The committee also reviewed the Saa’fat rating system for green buildings, which is aligned with the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and the implementation plan to reduce demand by 30 percent in Dubai by 2030.

"The Energy Demand Side Management Executive Committee works in adherence with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy.

"The committee also works to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which shapes the energy sector in Dubai over the next three decades by establishing a sustainable model in the efficiency of energy production and use, and supporting economic growth without damaging the environment and natural resources. This contributes to making Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

"We are pleased with the results achieved over the last year, which have surpassed our targets included in the framework of the demand side management programmes to achieve the demand-side management strategy," he added.

"2015 brought us even closer to achieving our goal of reducing energy and water demand by 30% by 2030. Most programmes have achieved large savings, as we move from experimental phases into executive phases on a large scale. By the end of this year, we will present our results related to the targets. Savings are expected to be about 5% in energy and around 3.5% in water, compared to business as usual," said Al Muhairbi.

 

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