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Dubai Municipality signs MoU with Philips Lighting

MoU to transform lighting in municipality buildings to LED systems

Eric Rondolat, chief executive officer, Philips Lighting, and Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality
Eric Rondolat, chief executive officer, Philips Lighting, and Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality

Philips has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Municipality to support the transformation of the municipality’s 262 buildings from conventional lighting infrastructure to energy efficient LED solutions.

Using Philip’s intelligent lighting systems will allow Dubai Municipality to save up to 50%, or 10.5 GWh per year, on its energy consumption and 6,200 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The agreement was signed by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, and Eric Rondolat, chief executive officer, Philips Lighting, in the presence of HE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, minister of environment and water.

“Dubai Municipality has pledged to reduce its energy consumption by 20% over the next three years, and we can do so by adopting innovative solutions, such as LED lighting,” said Lootah. “Becoming more energy efficient will help us protect and sustain our environment for generations to come.”

Rondolat said: “Philips is proud to partner with the Dubai Municipality, as together we will shape a healthier and more sustainable future for residents in the city. As a leader in light, Philips will continue to shape the future with ground-breaking lighting technological innovation, such as LED that will enable Dubai Municipality to meet its ambitions.”

The LED transformation project is expected to take three years, during which Philips will also provide on-site education and training on implementing energy efficiency projects.

This MoU is the latest in a series of initiatives that Dubai Municipality has been taking towards ensuring sustainable development in the emirate, which is in line with their vision of building “an excellent city the provides the essence of success and comfort of sustainable living.”

 

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