Dubai : District cooling regulations to be reviewed

Skyscrapers in Dubai Marina. UAE

A set of new regulations and standards is planning to be implemented by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy as part of its new strategy to make emirate’s district cooling sector more organized. The focus will be on green buildings, the rehabilitation of existing buildings, energy efficiency and wastewater management for irrigation and technology.

At a recent council meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, a senior council member, said that they will be initiating the energy Demand Side Management strategy which features nine programmes that contribute to the sustainable development of Dubai under the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.

The programme aims to transform the emirate into a clean energy hub and green economy as well as to improve the performance of operations and enhance the amount of investment in emirate’s lucrative sustainable market from 20 to 40 percent by 2030.

Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, the secretary general which had also attended the meeting spoke on Dubai’s Energy Intensity Mapping project. The project will focus on making use of the city’s building and energy consumption data to find methods of analysing consumption levels, limiting the overall energy consumption and also finding solutions for present issues. The project also supports the strategy to reduce overall demand by 30 per cent by 2030.

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