Energy savings gained by JESS

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) is set to make significant savings following the implementation of energy efficiency measures.

An energy saving system installed in a Dubai school swimming pool is set to save the establishment more than US $81,680 (AED300,000) a year.

The system designed by Farnek Avireal is due to be installed at the end of May at the Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS). This involves fitting energy saving modules to the pool's chillers and the installation of an insulated pool cover.

Farnek Avireal general manager Markus Oberlin at, stated: "The enormous open space of the pool is responsible for the energy loss and the evaporation of water."

He added that if an insulation cover is deployed when the pool is not in use, during weekends and night-time, the "energy loss is heavily reduced and water evaporation blocked".

The measures are expected to reduce the energy consumption of the swimming pool by 700,000 kWh and C02 emissions by up to 300,000kg. The system's payback period is estimated at 14 months.

According to the company, if the Energy Saving Modules were introduced across Dubai, the total power consumption of the city could be reduced by approximately 10%.

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