GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare and Medicine

 
  Share

Hospital Innovates in Landscaping Irrigation

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 12, 2017:   Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reduced the amount of water it uses by nearly a third as part of its ongoing attempts to become one of the greenest hospitals in the region. 

Located in the Arabian Peninsula, where rainfall is scarce and surrounded only by salt water, the UAE is charged with cutting its reliance on desalination plants.

The hospital reduced the amount of domestic water it was using by 30 percent - saving more than four Olympic swimming pools worth of water per month - in the nine months to the end of September 2017.

According to a report released today by the hospital's inhouse sustainability team, monthly water usage within the hospital fell from 28,787 cubic meters in December 2016 to 19,830 cubic meters in September 2017.

That means that over the first nine months of 2017, without compromising patient safety and while providing excellent care, the hospital has saved more than 20 million gallons of water – enough to fill 400,000 baths or nearly 40 Olympic swimming pools. 

By using condensed water from the air conditioning system for irrigation and by changing the plant mix in its grounds to include more native species, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi succeeded in cutting the amount of mains water it used for irrigation by two thirds.

Irrigation water usage fell from 3,978 cubic meters in December 2016 to just 1,092 cubic meters in September 2017 – saving the equivalent of one and a half Olympic swimming pools worth of water a month.

From last month -- November 2017 -- around 70 percent of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's hot water demand has been met by solar water heaters – something which will save the hospital Dh750,000 a year on its utility bills and further reduce the hospital's carbon footprint. 

The moves are part of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's ongoing commitment to becoming one of the most ‘green' healthcare facilities in the region, in line with the UAE's overall sustainability goals. 

“Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi was designed to meet the highest sustainability standards in the GCC,” said Mawadhah Al Hashemi, sustainability manager at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “In the journey of sustainability, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels – we are constantly looking for ways to innovate and reduce our use of resources including water and electricity.”

“The healthcare industry globally is one of the most resource-intensive commercial occupiers in the world and I am very proud our hospital continues to work hard every day to become more and more environmentally sustainable.”
To reduce carbon emissions, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi this year became one of the first hospitals in the MENA region to use a ‘greenhouse gas tool' to quantify and exhaustively log the exact amounts of greenhouse gas emissions the hospital produces in the hope of then being able to reduce them.
In 2014, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi became the largest hospital in the GCC to have been awarded a LEED Gold sustainability certificate for new construction. 

The hospital has been designed to include an innovative ‘double skin' exterior which provides an air buffer between the indoor and outdoor environment, reducing the amount of cooling the iconic building requires. 

In contrast to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's sustainability efforts, hospitals typically use around twice the amount of energy of similarly-sized office buildings and the number of new hospitals opening across the GCC region is set to grow by more than 10 percent over the next three years.  

“By highlighting the sustainability results that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is achieving throughout the year, we hope that others in the healthcare sector will take their own steps to reduce water and energy consumption and find new ways to become more resource-efficient in their operations,” Al Hashemi concluded.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 9833 times
Posted on : Tuesday, December 12, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Abu Dhabi forum presents advances and innovative solutions in fight against childhood obesity
Next Story : Dubai Hosts the 1st Men's Health Congress
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Let It Glow
Filorga Launches FLASH-NUDE Collection
Let All Your Photos Be Merry & Bright
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition
Chrono 4 Grande Taille - an extra-special timepiece
30 Years of Ryder Cup Heroes Confirmed for the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai ...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
American Eagle Is the Go-to Destination for Gifting This Holiday Season'
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul
Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
24 Karat Gold Elixir by Mehrunisa Launches in the UAE Beauty Market
Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019
Time For Enchanting Moments
Get Ready for Party Season with Lottie's new make-up hits
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
Holiday Handbags | GUESS
Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion
Holiday Gifting Made Easy with Wet n Wild Beauty Specials
BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Glamourous Festive Season
Winter wool Christmas must- haves
Michael Kors Collection Transeason 2019 Press Presentation
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks'
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Designed to capture the world in its fullest
Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award
Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall
Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Sporty yet Feminine
Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East
Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018
FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings
Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Mid...
Raja Al Gurg is one of Forbes Magazine's 100 most powerful women in the world
Al Hosn Now Open to the Public
New Menu alert: Moombai & Co. launches exciting and delicious food items to its menu
Chic and Stylish Wraps with a 3 in 1 effortless concept
ICAEW recognises Middle East's best finance professionals
Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins