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Dubai looks to double energy efficiency by 2030

EmiratesGBC and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy have partnered under the global Building Efficiency Accelerator's framework to further building efficiency

EmiratesGBC and DSCE have partnered to double energy efficiency in Dubai's buildings by 2030. [Representational image]
EmiratesGBC and DSCE have partnered to double energy efficiency in Dubai's buildings by 2030. [Representational image]

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has partnered with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) to double the rate of energy efficiency in the emirate's buildings by 2030. 

DSCE is a member of Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), which in collaboration with the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), is working to improve building energy efficiency across the globe. 

EmiratesGBC and DSCE will work together as part of BEA's programme.  

Remarking on the agreement, EmiratesGBC chairman Saeed Al Abbar said: "We value our strong working relationships with key government agencies across the UAE.

"With Dubai expressing interest to join the BEA, we now have another tangible platform to further strengthen energy efficiency initiatives that are aligned with the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy and the Dubai Plan 2021.

"Helping the city to establish a policy or programme that will make a meaningful impact on the energy efficiency of its buildings is fundamental to our mission, and we're delighted to be involved in this partnership through WorldGBC." 

Delivery partners under the BEA, such as WorldGBC and the participating green building councils, including EmiratesGBC, are working to transform climate finance into concrete, timely, and measurable initiatives. 

HE Ahmed Butti Mehairbi, secretary general of DSCE, said: "In line with the Dubai Integrated Energy strategy, which aims to reduce 30% of the energy demand by 2030 as well as the demand side management programmes including building retrofit, the BEA is an important programme for Dubai, particularly in energy security.

"We are pleased to join BEA, which will help to foster a culture of efficiency in existing and new buildings.

"It allows us to evaluate the best practices and benefit from the experiences of other cities to ensure a sustainable environment for future generations," he added.  

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