January 16th, 2014
Senior delegation from Empower to attend the Winter Conference of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in New York from 18-22 January.
The Empower delegation will meet with William P. Bahnfleth, President of ASHRAE, a 119-year old international organisation with more than 51,000 members, to discuss the latest trends and insights in the district cooling world.
The Empower delegation is expected to share its wealth of experience in operating district cooling plants in tall buildings, the main focus of this year’s conference. The ASHRAE Winter Conference 2014 will focus particularly on new and innovative international design strategies for meeting environmental, geographical and cultural standards in the design, development and operation of skyscrapers.
“Empower has a strong relationship with ASHRAE, especially since our recent sponsorship of its District Cooling and Heating Design Manual. We are extremely proud to be associated with such a prominent industry body and delighted that our collaboration will ensure the Middle East remains at the forefront of technological advancements and innovation,” said Bin Shafar.
Empower will also highlight its own award-winning technological innovations for its use of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) to minimise potable water for cooling. The conference is the first after ASHRAE published its Design Manual for District Heating and Cooling, the first research project of its kind to be sponsored by a district cooling company. The manual has helped to standardise the design of district cooling plants and chilled water networks globally.
Empower currently provides district cooling to several prominent developments in Dubai, including Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai Healthcare City, Business Bay Area, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Al Khail Gate and Ghuroob Mirdif. Empower’s commitment to exploring new, innovative solutions to providing district cooling to reduce energy consumption and conserve the Emirate’s natural resources remains the key focus