RAKEZ constructing eco-friendly warehouses, accommodations
Facilities designed with PV solar systems; warehouses comprise insulated external walls to decrease heat absorption
The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has become the first entity to support the emirate’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 with the construction of warehouses and labour accommodations in its Al Hamra Industrial Zone.
The projects are being rolled out in compliance with Barjeel regulations and standards – the green building regulations that will soon be mandatory to all building constructions in the emirate from 2020 – which will increase the efficiency of buildings, and reducing energy consumption and cost.
The projects are also expected to improve water savings significantly.
The facilities have been designed with PV solar systems, which RAKEZ clients can also use to run their machineries and equipment.
In addition, the warehouses will comprise insulated external walls to decrease the absorption of heat during the day, thus, reducing the energy required to cool the facility, and providing better indoor conditions for its occupants.
RAKEZ will also arrange awareness and training sessions for its stakeholders to familiarise them with Barjeel standards and regulations.
Commenting on the construction projects, the group chief executive officer of RAKEZ, Ramy Jallad, said: “The project will play a significant role in reducing energy and water bills by giving our clients the opportunity to install and use alternative energy resources, such as renewable energy from PV solar panels.”
Jallad added: “While this provides an economic benefit to our clients, our objective is also to take a step further in educating the business community on the benefits of energy effi-ciency for the preservation of the environment and for future generations.”