ZonesCorp holds a Seminar on improving energy efficiency and carbon reduction
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 10 - 2012 at 16:53
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Aiming to achieve greater energy efficiency within the industrial sector and in line with its efforts to raise awareness among its stakeholders on eco-friendly practices, The Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones 'ZonesCorp' held a seminar on energy efficiency for high energy customer industries at Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
The MOU was signed by Abdulaziz Ahmed Bawazeer, Executive Vice President- Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Unit and Mohammed Atif, Managing Director KEMA Middle East Fze.
The signing was attended by 60 leading management members from different investor operations within ZonesCorp, global experts in energy management, experts from the Regulation and Supervisory Bureau 'RSB', Environment Agency Abu Dhabi 'EAD' the Urban Planning Council 'UPC', and Dutch Consulate Officials.
Commenting on the event, Abdulaziz Ahmed Bawazeer said, "ZonesCorp aims to create an industrial environment where world class techniques are applied and adopted while maintaining eco-friendly approaches. Thus we strive to inform our customers and stakeholders on the latest trends and policies in the industrial sector to protect and improve Abu Dhabi's industrial environment, contributing towards achieving the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030."
"ZonesCorp took another step towards achieving its goal of setting Abu Dhabi as a leading destination on the international industrial map. The MoU signing with DNV KEMA, reflects our commitment towards the UAE's industrial sector. DNV KEMA is well known for providing industries from all over the world with services to effectively bring down energy consumption and carbon output. These services will give ZoneCorp's operations and customers the advantage of developing diversified practices while maintaining a clean industrial environment," he added.
Mohammed Atif said, "I am very proud that DNV KEMA Energy and Sustainability has been selected as partner of ZonesCorp to stimulate energy efficiency and help reduce CO2 emissions in its industrial zones. The urgency for low-carbon societies is imminent in all regions in the world. As a globally leading provider of energy-rated advisory and, Testing, Inspections and Certification services with a long history with corporations, regulators, governments and utilities in the Middle East, we have broad expertise and experience in the field of sustainability and energy transition. I am fully confident that DNV KEMA will be able to help ZonesCorp realize its energy efficiency goals."
The seminar shed light on a wide range of topics, presented by pioneer figures from the field. The topics included a summary on energy consumption in the industry and methods of energy management.
Discussions were led by numerous speakers including Haike van de Vegte of DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, Mr. Ramiz Alaileh, Powerwise Manager from Regulation & Supervision Bureau, Dr. Mohammed Yusuf Al Madfaei, Executive Director Environmental Planning & Policies of EAD, Mr. Edwin Young, Estidama Manager UPC, Mr. Bart Adams, Head of Energy Efficiency Center, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, Elfride Covarrubias, Manager in Charge of Climate Change and Environmental Services in South Europe, Africa and Middle East, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability and Mr. Geert-Jan Smithuis from DNV KEMA's Dubai office.
The seminar was concluded by a Q&A session where questions of attendees were answered by the speakers.
DNV KEMA has delivered cost-effective independent energy management services to a range of industries worldwide to successfully reduce both energy consumption and carbon output.
In addition, DNV KEMA works alongside official bodies, building owners, operators and tenants to empower them to make the changes necessary to meet their energy goals.
Their services include strategic sustainability planning, energy and water auditing, operations and maintenance policy development, performance goal setting and implementation tracking, carbon footprint monitoring, retro-commissioning and re-commissioning in addition to a variety of other procedures.
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