A delegation led by H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar received the awards from President and CEO of IDEA 2015 Conference & Trade Show
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, was presented with the IDEA Gold Space Award for the total square feet of district cooling committed and IDEA Silver Award for total number of buildings committed to the system at the awardsceremony of the 106thInternational District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference and Trade Show, held in Boston, USA.
The awards recognised Empower's achievements in adopting world class district cooling infrastructure as well as acknowledged the company's success in expanding the use of district cooling as an ideal economic and environmental solution for residential and commercial units, offices and hotels.
Mr. Rob Thornton, President & CEO, IDEA, who presented the award to H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer of Empower, emphasized that Empower’ s high recognition at the international level represented an endorsement of the company’sconstant quest for innovation and efficiency in services.
The IDEA Annual Awards are considered the Oscars of the district energy industry worldwide. Being the most comprehensive and prestigious awards in the district energy industry,the awards celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity in technology, engineering and operations within the district cooling industry. The awards will help boost exchange of knowledge between key stakeholders so that these innovations can be applied across the world.
“We are pleased with IDEA’s recognition of Empower’s high levels of reliability and efficiency in district cooling services, which reconfirms our leadership position in this industry. Undoubtedly, district cooling services in the GCC and the Middle East in general are important services that should be reliable and efficient. We have succeeded indeliveringdistrict cooling services in accordance with highest standards of efficiency and environmental sustainability,” said Bin Shafar, while accepting the awards.
The ceremony was attended by decision-makers and specialists from around the world, who participated in one of the key international events in district cooling sector. On the second day of the conference, Empower presented a case study on “District Cooling Marches on in Dubai: The Emirates Towers Case Study”.
To date, Empowerhas won a total of 26 awards from IDEA, not to mention numerous trophies and certificates fromother events dedicated to the district cooling industry.The judging committee included members of IDEA board of directors.
Empower currently operates more than 1 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, among others.