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Transguard announces installation of 1,224 solar panels

Solar panel project is expected to reduce company’s carbon footprint by 487 metric tons

Transguard announces installation of 1,224 solar panels. [representational image]
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Transguard announces installation of 1,224 solar panels. [representational image]

Dubai’s Emirates-backed Transguard Group, which has nearly 70,000 staff based in 29 accommodations, has announced the installation of 1,224 solar panels that are expected to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 487 metric tonnes.

The company has already replaced more than 870 window AC units with invertor split AC units with CFC-free gas, achieving a 42% reduction in energy costs; and has replaced fluorescent tube lights with more than 930 LED lights, resulting in savings of 100,142 kWh, in 2019.

[Graphic supplied by Transguard Group]

Commenting on the sustainability initiatives, managing director of Transguard Group, Greg Ward, said: “So far, our energy-saving initiatives have led to a reduction of 14% in utility costs this year compared to last year – the lowest we’ve seen in five years.”

Ward added: “The solar panel project – which is in line with UAE Energy Strategy 2050 and Dream 2020, our own Corporate Social Responsibility programme – is scheduled to be completed by 31 January, 2020 and will push these savings even further, strengthening our position as a leading company in sustainability initiatives.”

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