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MEFMA conducts energy-efficiency seminar

Forum, a part of the association’s efforts to fully integrate sustainability into Middle East’s FM community, sees participation from renowned FM experts in the region, tackles a wide range of key topics, including Intelligent Utility Metering and Analytics and strategies for reducing a business’ cooling costs.

| | Jan 17, 2018 | 10:15 am
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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 January 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) on January 15 conducted a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar, which saw the participation of renowned FM experts, formed part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into all facets of facilities management (FM) in the region. 

According to MEFMA, top-level representatives from Emrill Services, Talisen International, Enova, Farnek Services, Khansaheb Facility Management and Cofely Besix graced the one-day session. The forum took place against the backdrop of mounting discussions on how FM can contribute to the national and global sustainability movements, with sustainability now attracting increased attention and high interest from the public and private sectors alike, worldwide. 

Jamal Lootah, President, MEFMA, said: “Power consumption has long been a major concern for the entire built-environment sector. Accounting for 35% of the world’s total energy use, buildings have become the target of intensive conservation efforts designed to significantly bring down their electricity usage. Stakeholders, including the FM community, are closely collaborating to make sure that, together, we can achieve our energy sustainability goals.”

The seminar tackled a wide range of key topics, from retrofitting buildings to energy-efficiency lighting to the role of Energy Services Companies (ESCOs). The guest speakers also tackled the Intelligent Utility Metering and Analytics, the backbone of energy efficiency; the importance of integrated, customer-centric, and digitalised energy and FM solutions for long-term savings; and strategies for reducing a business’s cooling costs. 


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