Dubai energy body hosts energy monitoring workshop
The workshop, held by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, focuses on monitoring electricity and water usage across government buildings in Dubai.
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) recently hosted a workshop aimed at preparing government buildings for the introduction of electricity and water monitoring systems.
Attended by various government departments and organisations, the workshop is the first step in a program intended to reduce electricity and water consumption in government buildings by 20% by 2021.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “DSCE follows up on implementing the building-retrofitting programme, to increase efficiency of electricity and water use in existing buildings in Dubai, to achieve the sustainable development and save the environment.
“This supports the Dubai Plan 2021 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy (DIES) 2030, to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030.”
Similarly, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary general of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, added: “The directive pushes implementation of the government-building retrofitting programme forward. It covers major enhancements to reduce electricity and water use in addition to thermal insulation. This will save energy and improve building system performance and work conditions inside.”
The implementation of the retrofitting programme will be conducted in collaboration with Etihad Energy Services (Super ESCO).