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US Delegation visits Qatar Cool

Lauds environmentally friendly technologies and practices adopted by the company

| | May 11, 2013 | 2:16 am
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Lauds environmentally friendly technologies and practices adopted by the company

Adelegation from the United States Department of Energy and the International District Energy Association (IDEA) visited Qatar Cool, and toured the company’s major plants in West Bay and The Pearl-Qatar. Announcing this, Qatar Cool revealed that he delegation included Senior Policy Advisor Katrina Pielli from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the US Department of Energy, IDEA’s President and CEO Robert Thornton, and IDEA’s current Chairman and Director of Global Industrial Chillers at Johnson Controls Joseph Brillhart, and were guided by Qatar Cool’s senior executives on a tour of the company’s award-winning plant-1 in West Bay as well as the Integrated District Cooling Plant (IDCP) on The Pearl-Qatar, considered to be the largest district cooling plant in the world.

may2013-region04According to Qatar Cool, throughout their visit, the delegates were impressed by the level of dedication to environmentally friendly technologies and practices displayed by the company.

During the visit, a Qatar Cool representative, acknowledging the key role IDEA had played in promoting energy efficiency and environmental quality, as well as in spreading awareness about district cooling technologies around the world, said: “Being affiliated with IDEA has not only helped Qatar Cool in staying on the cutting edge of district cooling technology but also given it its rightful position among the leading district cooling providers in the world.”

On his part, IDEA’s President Thornton, while applauding Qatar Cool’s contribution to the district cooling industry, said, “The state-of-the-art facilities along with the level of know-how at the Integrated District Cooling Plant on The Pearl-Qatar are certainly a testament to the relentless efforts put in by Qatar Cool to achieve operational excellence in the industry.”

Pielli of the US Department of Energy, added: “District cooling systems can be up to 30% to 60% more energy efficient than conventional cooling systems. By consuming less energy, district cooling plants reduce the amount of CO2 emitted to the environment.”

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