Energy-efficient solutions for air conditioning and refrigeration systems highlighted
Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices in the UAE, put the spotlight on air conditioning and refrigeration systems and their energy consumption patterns at its recent monthly networking event held at Media Rotana International. Sponsored by GERAB Energy, the event was open to both members and non-members of the Council. Announcing this, the communiqué said that the session featured Cas Khoo, President of Articmaster, USA, as the guest speaker, and added that the discussion on “Energy Efficient Solutions for air Conditioning And Refrigeration Systems” highlighted different technologies that are currently available to address the massive energy consumption accounted for by the two sectors.
In a brief on his topic of discussion, Khoo reportedly said that new patented energy efficiency solutions help address new as well as installed air conditioning and refrigeration equipment with retrofits that help to reduce energy consumption. He was of the opinion that equipment manufacturers are today using improved technology of compressors, microprocessor controls and BMS to address energy efficiency.
On the occasion, Adnan Sharafi, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, said: “It is estimated that air conditioning and refrigeration systems contribute up to 70% of the total energy load of buildings. Additionally, their operations also contribute to greenhouse gases that cause environmental degradation. Adapting energy-efficient solutions for air-conditioning and refrigeration thus have the twin benefits of saving on energy costs and also helping develop environmentally sustainable built environments. EmiratesGBC is committed to introduce topics that are of great importance to the entire construction sector supply chain. Our networking events have now evolved as dynamic discussion forums that encourage our members as well as other industry stakeholders to take an active role in promoting environmental sustainability in line with the green vision of the UAE.”