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 >> Government, Legal and Humanity

 
  Share

January 22, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has stressed on supporting UAE's efforts to become one of the leading smart cities in the world.

In line with this, Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower CEO, recently welcomed Honeywell President George Koutsaftes, to explore opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the region , as the UAE cities gear up to become the leading smart cities in the world. The meeting between the two companies focused on the latest environment-friendly refrigerant solutions in cooling buildings that could help Empower further conserve energy in its operations.

The two leaders exchanged knowledge and shared latest innovations, like the low-global-warming-potential (LGWP) refrigerants focused on energy efficiency. Energy efficient refrigerants not only help us improve energy efficiency, but also meet environmental targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Empower expressed interest to visit the Honeywell Geismar, Louisiana production facility in the U.S. as part of its plans to further explore opportunities in sustainable refrigeration.

The GCC countries are the key signatories of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which is focused on phasing down the use of high-global-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Earlier this year, Empower announced the purchase of 60 advanced, eco-friendly EcoWise™ chillers, one of the largest trade deals in district cooling, with a total RT of 200,000 which helped the company drive toward its carbon emission reduction goals.

Bin Shafar said, “There is an increasing awareness among global businesses to address the harmful impacts of greenhouse gases (GHG) in various industries and Empower welcomes Honeywell's efforts to explore collaboration opportunities regarding eco-friendly alternative refrigerants as well as some of the innovative concepts in managing district cooling that could further enhance UAE's smart city initiatives. Empower supports all efforts that would push the country towards achieving its global commitment to phase out harmful gases from industries and build a sustainable city.”

Honeywell is a world leader in the development, manufacture, and supply of refrigerants that are sold worldwide under the Solstice® and Genetron® brand names for a range of applications, including refrigeration, building and automobile air conditioning. Honeywell and its suppliers have completed a $900 million investment program in technology development and new capacity based on Honeywell's HFO technology, which helps customers lower their carbon footprint without sacrificing end-product performance.

Honeywell presented its diverse range of refrigerants aimed at reducing energy consumption and thereby cutting GHG emissions. The range of products include a smart city concept, which combines district cooling and heating applications, as well as energy efficiency solutions for supermarkets, food transport and storage for companies looking to meet their energy targets.

Speaking at the discussion Koutsaftes added, “Honeywell is committed to developing next-generation technologies that help meet the global goal of conserving energy, as well as eliminating GHG emissions that contribute to global warming. With annual, average energy usage in the UAE projected to increase to 5 percent through 2020, there is a strong demand for these types of solutions. Together, Empower and Honeywell are working to help customers to meet regional goals of sustainability and energy efficiency.”

Empower CEO commented: “We have been proactive in finding better solutions that meet global standards. It is important that we continue to engage and partner with companies that share the same agenda towards the implementation of environmentally sustainable operations and business practices and we value this meeting as another step towards meeting that goal in line with the UAE's vision to become a global leader in building sustainable and smart cities.”

Empower provides environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group properties, 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.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6002 times
Posted on : Monday, January 22, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Ministry of Economy seeks stronger economic cooperation with Australia
Next Story : UMEX, SimTEX Higher Organising Committee Reviews Preparations for 2018 Edition
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
HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
Chrono 4 Grande Taille - an extra-special timepiece
Tips and Tricks to Wash the Perfect Whites
30 Years of Ryder Cup Heroes Confirmed for the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai ...
Nike Dubai, the largest Nike store in the MENA region, opens its doors in the Du...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
American Eagle Is the Go-to Destination for Gifting This Holiday Season'
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
Akshay Kumar Stuns Audiences With Transformation Into Surprising Look for 2.0
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul
Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019
Etihad Museum displays the UAE flag using 3D lighting
Time For Enchanting Moments
BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians
Holiday Handbags | GUESS
HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro F...
Kartik Aaryan attends Danube bash
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released
International supervisory community meets to discuss challenges ahead for global...
UAE Exchange celebrates UAE National Day in association with RTA
Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East
UOWD's quality management expert wins ASQ-UAE Quality Professionals Award
Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall
UAE Carriers announce aircraft formation to celebrate 47th National Day and Year...
Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
Dubai Customs wins 3 awards from Ideas UK 2018
Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins
Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development
Green Hope's November Advocacy
FBMA and 47 Emirati women celebrate UAE National Day
New Zealand Crowned Dubai Champions
Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE
National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
100 Day Countdown Begins for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
Marina Mall sets new world record for Zayed legacy
BMW Group sales increase in October
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
UAE Innovation Award is now accepting submissions till the 20th December 2018