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368 UAE buildings opt for sustainable makeover

Buildings under Etisalat Facilities Management’s Mabanina programme receive 100% project outlay upfront

| | Mar 7, 2014 | 10:02 am
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Buildings under Etisalat Facilities Management’s Mabanina programme receive 100% project outlay upfront

Three hundred and sixty-eight buildings across the UAE have so far signed up for Mabanina, the strategic energy management programme offered by Etisalat Facilities Management in collaboration with Energy Management Services (EMS) International.

Announcing this, Etisalat Facilities Management said that under the initiative, launched in October 2013, Mabanina (“our buildings” in Arabic) offers innovative solutions to efficiently manage UAE buildings with a view to maximising energy efficiency, reducing water consumption and bringing down expenses related to building maintenance.

Etisalat Facilities Management gave further details of the programme:

  • It is implemented in three distinct phases over a five-year contractual period.
  • The opening phase involves a comprehensive audit of the building’s water and energy consumption, as well as a review of its current facilities management status.
  • This is followed by a retrofit of the building’s utilities system in phase two, while phase three ensures the ongoing delivery of facilities management services.
  • Etisalat Facilities Management undertakes to bear the entire capital outlay related to the audit and the retrofit of the facilities.
  • Owners can pay back from the savings accrued on utility bills over a five-year period.
  • It helps building owners achieve international green regulations, such as LEED certification and conform to the sustainability standards set by Dubai Municipality.

Joelle Khoury, Project Manager of Mabanina, and Sales and Marketing Director at Etisalat Facilities Management, said: “Mabanina is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the UAE that merges two crucial functions to ensure the long-term sustainability of buildings’ energy and water management, as well as facilities management. The provision of both solutions on a single platform through synchronising a host of procedures works to the advantage of end-users in saving time, eliminating redundancies, reducing wastage, and bringing down maintenance costs.

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