Reduction by 1.3 billion kilowatt hours prevents over 650,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, District Cooling provider says
Tabreed, the regional District Cooling utility infrastructure company, has announced reducing the amount of energy utilised for cooling in the GCC region by 1.3 billion kilowatt hours during 2015. This, Tabreed claimed, was enough electricity to power approximately 44,000 homes in the United Arab Emirates every year.
This reduction in energy consumption, achieved by employing District Cooling instead of conventional air conditioning, Tabreed informed, had prevented the release into the atmosphere of over 650,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 130,000 vehicles annually.
“As a nation, the UAE places a high priority on safeguarding the environment and on playing a constructive role in reducing CO2 emissions,” said Jasim Husain Thabet, CEO of Tabreed. “Cooling has historically been a major consumer of energy in the region, representing more than 50% of annual energy demand. Forward-looking organisations have become increasingly aware that by utilising District Cooling technologies, instead of conventional air conditioning, they are able to cut the amount of energy utilised for cooling by half and, therefore, make a significant contribution to our region’s efforts to lower our carbon footprint.”