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Empower urges real estate stakeholders to adopt District Cooling

District Cooling is an integral part of smart cities, says CEO

| | Sep 11, 2017 | 8:45 am
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Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017: With hundreds of real estate and construction stakeholders scheduled to participate in Cityscape Global, Dubai, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), has urged the participating stakeholders to adopt District Cooling as part of their projects, the company said in a Press communiqué.

Speaking on the importance of District Cooling in the GCC region, Bin Shafar said: “District Cooling is the future of Smart Cities. There are many advantages of District Cooling, which can benefit builders, developers, end-users and all other stakeholders of the real estate and construction industry. With Cityscape Global set to begin today, I take this opportunity to encourage the industry professionals to adopt District Cooling technology as a catalyst for their future needs.”

Basing his observations on a report by US-based Global Market Insights, which indicated that the growth of District Cooling in the Middle East is poised to exceed USD 12 billion, Bin Shafar said: “Commercial and residential buildings in Dubai have District Cooling, and the demand is set to grow substantially. District Cooling is an integral part of smart cities.

“Once a building has been commissioned, there is a need to maintain its operating efficiency. District Cooling represents a paradigm shift in the fundamental thinking behind the provision of comfortable indoor environments. These community-cooling solutions offer significant new opportunities for energy-efficiency, paving the way for major environmental benefits.”

Explaining the benefits of District Cooling, Bin Shafar added: “By removing the rooftop chiller plant, architects have greater flexibility in designing the building. Since there is no need to accommodate the chiller, the building roof can be designed with more artistic elements such as recreational facilities and sky gardens. This eventually helps to improve the city outlook and can generate room space when compared with conventional cooling plants.

“District Cooling not only helps in less energy consumption and great savings for the real estate industry but also offers lower maintenance costs, greater reliability and less initial capital investment.”

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