MAF Dalkia launches new energy management platform
Dalkia Energy Savings Centre to guarantee energy savings in buildings
MAF Dalkia has announced the Middle East launch of Dalkia Energy Savings Centre (DESC), a new energy efficiency management tool that will guarantee energy savings in buildings by reducing their overall consumption.
Using a sophisticated data analysis system, DESC can accurately monitor and analyse the energy usage of multi-functional, large-scale buildings, allowing MAF Dalkia’s energy analysts to personalise this analysis against industry’s best practices and international protocols.
With systems deployed onsite, DESC provides a highly visible and transparent overview of a site’s actual energy consumption and, more importantly, identifies areas of optimisation and maintenance to then be carried out by MAF Dalkia’s onsite or mobile teams.
Commenting on DESC’s launch, Alex Mussallam, CEO, MAF Dalkia, said: “With a heightened focus on energy efficiency, and in support of Dubai’s 2030 vision to reduce energy consumption by 30%, MAF Dalkia is enhancing its Building Energy Efficiency Services (BEES) by introducing the Dalkia Energy Savings Centre to the companies region, and bringing with it, more than 70 years of Dalkia’s extensive experience in guaranteeing energy savings.”
“Our DESC-based approach allows us to identify the right actions for each site, implement them, and guarantee the savings over the long term,” Mussallam explained. “It is our unique approach and commitment to energy management that has enabled MAF Dalkia to be the first certified ESCO (energy services company) in the UAE.”
A success story in Europe, the first pilot for DESC in 2011 covered 96 municipal buildings in the city of Montluçon, France, and achieved 17% energy savings and an immediate net financial savings of 10%. Confidence in the DESC-based energy performance approach extends to the Middle East, with MAF Dalkia ensuring a payback guarantee even if the targeted energy savings are not achieved.
According to the company, DESC’s ability to analyse and steer the energy usage of high energy consuming buildings such as shopping malls, hotels, airports and office buildings, combined with Dalkia’s extensive experience in guaranteeing energy efficiency through optimised on-site operations and maintenance, is the key differentiating factor separating DESC from other technologies.
The DESC Middle East management centre and energy analysts are centralised in MAF Dalkia’s headquarters in Dubai, with an on-the-ground capacity of MAF Dalkia’s 2,000 in-house technicians and engineers across the region.