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Technological progress in District Cooling a boost for the real estate sector, says Empower

The adoption of emerging technologies has to be viewed as an ally in the development of the sector, utility company says during Cityscape interaction

| | Apr 18, 2019 | 9:43 am
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Dubai, UAE, 17 April 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) stressed the importance of technological advancements in District Cooling systems for the growth of the real estate sector, during the 13th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi, from April 16 to 18. The utility company said through a Press communiqué that the adoption of emerging technologies has to be viewed as a boost for development of the sector.

Cityscape is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE, under the theme, ‘Exploring the Future of Regulatory and Technology Innovation’. The exhibition is highlighting the role of technology in the development of the sector, and the agenda of the conference is focusing on the future of organisational and technical innovation, with an accent on the growth strategy of the private sector in Abu Dhabi.

The communiqué quoted Empower as saying that District Cooling technology enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of energy in buildings. District Cooling systems, the communiqué said, serves to meet one of the main objectives of the construction sector – to achieve smart modern buildings at a lower cost. It is illogical to construct these buildings with conventional cooling and heating systems, the communiqué quoted Empower as saying. District cooling systems contribute to sustainability and conservation of natural resources, and promote energy efficiency and reducing consumption, as they use 50% less energy compared to conventional cooling systems, the communiqué said.

Speaking on the occasion of the show, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “All the vital sectors in the UAE promote sustainability and achieving comprehensive national development. The real estate sector plays a big role in showing the civilised part of the state, and serving various sectors of the UAE, including industrial, tourism, economic, and residential sectors. This sector has become the core of economic and social life and contributes directly to supporting the green economy through its role in implementing the long-term national initiative to build a green economy in the UAE, under the slogan ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, through which the UAE seeks to occupy a leading global position in the new green economy.”

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