February 13th, 2008
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the leading district cooling service provider in the region, will share its best practices and expertise at the 21st Annual Campus Energy Conference in Boston, US.
Empower will also highlight the region's increasing focus on district cooling and some of the globally recognised projects that utilize the technology.
Titled 'Clean Energy, Sustainable Campus', the conference will be held from 11-15 February, and is organised by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and hosted by the world renowned Harvard University.
The conference will engage students and leading international industry players in an interactive dialogue on a wide range of key issues including the management of campus carbon footprint and the use of physical plant assets as a financial hedge, as well as unlocking the value of district energy.
Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: 'Our participation in this global event demonstrates our commitment to energy conservation and the green initiatives announced by Dubai recently, especially the directive on green building. We seek to share our experience and challenges with worldwide industry leaders and gain an insight into latest technologies and trends in sustainable solutions.'
Delegates to the conference will also have a chance to view the newly-constructed district cooling facility at an underground laboratory in Harvard University, as an innovative solution to managing space and capacity requirements. In addition, delegates will visit a large steam heating plant undergoing upgrading work as well as an office under renovation in accordance with LEED Platinum standards.
Empower handles projects for several prominent clusters including the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Dubai Healthcare City, City of Arabia and Business Bay. It also provides 60,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) to Jumeirah Beach Residence, the impressive 22 million square feet development spanning 1.7km, featuring 36 residential towers, four hotel towers and beach clubs.