Dubai Municipality facilities switch to LED
The move to LED, directed by the municipality's general maintenance department, has helped the team achieve "average savings of about 60%", an official said
Dubai Municipality's general maintenance department has implemented projects to conserve energy and rationalise consumption at its facilities, the agency announced.
Ordinary lighting has been replaced with LED alternatives at numerous developments, Eng Jaber Al Ali, director of the general maintenance department, said.
He added: "[This includes] the Used Cars Complex and the Fruits and Vegetables Market in Al Aweer, Creek Park, Municipality Clinic in Deira, Municipality Club Complex, and 10 parks in different places.
"As a result of the replacement of old lighting with quality LED lamps, we have achieved average savings of about 60%," Al Ali added.
Electricity rationalisation techniques deployed by the municipality include the use of self-operating optical sensors to control lighting, which was used in the Municipality Staff Housing Compound in Al Muraqqabat and some other offices.
"In addition to that, we are using technologies that provide joint ventilation for power generation, while continuing the implementation of solar projects in many areas," Al Ali continued.
"On the other hand, the department has given great importance to the issue of awareness and guidance in the operational areas because of its positive impact in the good operation of facilities and technical systems."
An awareness plan has been prepared and implemented by the department as workshops are held to educate workers about energy conservation, Al Ali added.