DUBAI, UAE, 29 September 2022: Johnson Controls (JCI) said it has been recognized at the 4th Emirates Energy Award 2022 for achieving significant energy savings for Dubai Airports.
Organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) is a regional prize that is awarded to encourage the rationalised use of energy and resources, JCI said through a Press release. The award aims to highlight the best practices and pioneering work in energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and protecting the environment, the company added.
“We are honored to receive the 4th Emirates Energy Award 2022 from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy,” said Mohammad Khalid, Vice President and General Manager, JCI, Middle East and Africa. “Johnson Controls has always been committed to sustainability, which is in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategic vision to transform the Emirate into a global clean energy center by 2050. This prestigious award is a testament to our contribution towards the region’s net-zero goals and recognizes our leadership in providing our customers with clean and efficient digital technologies.”
JCI said it carried out an in-depth energy audit and analysis in selected areas of operation in Central Utility Complexes at Dubai Airports. The audit resulted in an energy performance contract involving retrofitting the chillers with Medium Voltage variable-speed drives to boost chiller efficiency, the company said. Furthermore, it included retrofit on the auxiliary equipment, the company said. In addition, the project involved installing a customised chiller plant manager application to operate the chiller plant at better efficiencies based on the dynamic airport operations, it added.
According to JCI, the baseline energy consumption of the plant at Dubai Airports was close to 40.989 GWh per annum. The guaranteed savings achieved was 11.9 GWh, which will help reduce the annual CO2 footprint by 5,240 tons, JCI said.
Omar Bin Adai, Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, Dubai Airports, said: “We congratulate Johnson Controls on receiving this prestigious and well-deserved award. While Dubai Airports has always been deeply involved in energy management and efforts to reduce carbon footprint, we appreciate Johnson Controls’ expertise and role in implementing this energy conservation measure towards achieving Dubai’s and UAE’s clean energy goals.”
Ahmad Abuothman, General Manager, Building Technologies GCC, JCI, said: “We would like to extend our appreciation to Dubai Airports for choosing us for this project. We are glad that our relentless efforts in energy efficiency have led us to be acknowledged with such a significant award. This honor motivates us to continue on our mission as we lead the change towards a green economy.”