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Farnek recieves energy auditor accreditation

The IFM provider was granted a three-year accreditation as an approved energy auditor by Dubai’s Regulatory Supervisory Bureau.

Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek
Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek

Dubai’s Regulatory Supervisory Bureau (RSB) has granted Farnek a three-year accreditation as an approved energy auditor.

The IFM provider joins a handful of approved firms operating under the Dubai Energy Auditor Accreditation Scheme. As such, Farnek is now authorised to carry out energy audits on both public and private structures throughout the UAE.

Commenting on the intricacies of energy management, Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek, shared: “Investing in energy efficiency provides financial returns, typically pay-back periods vary from 6 months to 2 years for modest investments and 7-8 years for higher Capex investments

He added: “Having Dubai Government approval differentiates us from other auditing companies and is a clear endorsement of Farnek’s capabilities and our enviable reputation, which is synonymous with sustainability.”

As part of the qualification process, RSB evaluates applying entities on a number of factors including the experience of staff and their qualifications.

RSB’s accreditation scheme was designed to develop a regulatory framework that would encourage energy efficiency in buildings. It provides a bar to which energy auditors would match building energy performance and history.

The recent achievement helps to further Farnek’s support of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy, a directive intended to improve energy efficiency by 30% for 30,000 buildings in Dubai.

Sandrine Le Biavant, director consultancy, Farnek, added: “We will take our accreditation and competence to the next level by working towards Energy Services Company (ESCO) accreditation, which will mean approval from the RSB to undertake any kind of energy performance contracting work.”

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