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Avireal wins Emirates Energy Award

Avireal rewarded for benchmarking research, revealing five-star hotels in Dubai consume up to 225% more energy than European counterparts.

NEWS, Facilities Management

Avireal has won the Emirates Energy Award for Education and Research for its benchmarking studies on energy consumption in Dubai's five-star hotels.

As stated in the June issue of facilities management Middle East, Avireal revealed that Dubai's five-star hotels consume up to 225% more energy in comparison to European counterparts.

"We supplied free energy handbooks, which were distributed to all hotels through the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing," said Markus Oberlin, general manager, Avireal Middle East.

Through the use of internet based software, Hotel Optimizer, a total of 15 five-star hotels took part in the Dubai hotel energy benchmarking project over the course of a year.

"The figures provided by this system have great value in finding out the energy saving potential of buildings, not just hotels. The energy usage of offices, residential towers and hospitals can also be benchmarked in this way," said Oberlin.

"As a facilities management service, we advise those within the hotel industry. We educate our clients about efficient methods for reducing energy consumption," he added.

"We didn't participate in these awards because we wanted to win. We participated because it's a great idea and an energy award means there will be more awareness in the region," added Oberlin.

The Emirates Energy Awards, organised by the Dubai Quality Group, were established for the first time this year to increase awareness among individuals. The awards were presented under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

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