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Empower urges Gulf real estate developers to abandon conventional AC systems in favour of new cooling technologies

April 22nd, 2012

Dubai, UAE, 22nd April 2012: Empower, the leading district cooling services provider in the region, has urged local and Gulf based developers to adopt district cooling technologies and gradually move away from conventional AC systems to save environmental resources.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2012, Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said that the time had come when adopting district cooling in the real estate units is no longer just “lovely to have it” but a critical necessity.” He stressed on Empower’s firm belief that district cooling has huge potential in the region as an alternative to conventional AC systems.

He added: “The real estate sector is still in its early stages in most of the Arab countries and it is regarded as one of the most dynamic sectors.  This makes it critical to disseminate awareness of the winning features of district cooling technologies which reduces power consumption significantly.”

Cityscape Abu Dhabi is being held between 22 – 25 April at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from 10am to 7pm daily.

“Apart from consuming less power, electricity or water, district cooling supports the green building concept as well as the green economy elements. Moreover, within the district cooling sector, Empower is creating alternatives with less cost and eco-friendly by using polished water. Empower operates in a range of real estate projects in Dubai, including Business Bay, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Mirdif and City of Arabia”.

Empower was established to provide energy-efficient district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments. District cooling service achieves economies of scale by using centralized plants instead of individual cooling units in each building. The centralized system results in lower capital and operating costs, thus reducing air-conditioning set-up and energy costs per building.

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