Supreme Council of Energy showcases DEWA's sustainable building at WFES 2013
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 15 - 2013 at 15:28
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The Supreme Council of Energy is participating in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013, being held in Abu Dhabi from 15 - 17 January. Through its participation, the Supreme Council will showcase the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority's Sustainable Building, the first green building for the public sector in the world, which also uses solar power.
"The participation of the Supreme Council of Energy in this international event is driven by our vision to reinforce energy efficiency and security by providing sustainable power supplies and enhancing the optimum use of energy whilst protecting the environment. The Supreme Council is contributing to sustainable development, which is the main pillar of our growth strategy to achieve prosperity for generations to come," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy.
"We are delighted to showcase our experiences in the field of green buildings through DEWA's sustainable building to senior experts and decision makers from the oil, gas and energy sectors. We are at WFES to exchange views and discuss critical issues related to the energy sector across the globe," added Al Tayer.
"DEWA's sustainable building is based on a modern Buildings Management System, which manages air conditioning, cooling, and ventilation units, to save electricity consumption. The building adopts conservation criteria for electricity and water, and uses solar energy to supply electricity."
"The new building has achieved a huge success as the first sustainable building for the public sector to win the Platinum Award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), achieving 98 points out of 110 as per the US Green Building Council's assessment," added Al Tayer.
"The building sets new standards in sustainability and is an example to follow for other government and private buildings to reduce the negative impact of carbon emissions in the construction sector. It also saves 66% of electricity usage and 48% of water consumption. The building aims to only use 120 kilowatt hours/m2 per year, which will make it 3.5 times more efficient than conventional buildings. It also includes solar panels with a capacity of 660 kilowatts for generating electricity in conjunction with DEWA's main power sources."
"The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 was formulated by the Supreme Council in 2012 to ensure the sustainable development of Dubai by diversifying the energy mix of the Emirate to be 71% from Gas, 12% Nuclear Energy, 12% Clean Coal, and 5% Solar Energy by 2030. We have formulated the main strategies for the Emirate of Dubai to ensure sustainable power supply and improve efficiency of demand for water, electricity and fuel transport," concluded Al Tayer.
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