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Empower Secures LEED Gold for District Cooling Plant

by Madaline Dunn

The Business Bay 05 district cooling plant in Dubai, owned and operated by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (Empower), has secured a Gold rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The rating was obtained for the building’s compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards set by the USGBC.

LEED is the world’s most widely used green building rating system, and the Gold rating is awarded by achieving 60-79 points, secured by buildings that prioritise energy conservation, water use reduction, enhanced indoor air quality, and other environmental considerations.

It was shared that Empower’s district cooling plant is equipped with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) and Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE), which reduce energy and freshwater consumption.

His Excellency Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, commented: “Empower strives to be a leader in environmentally friendly cooling. We go beyond building district cooling plants to achieve the highest green building standards, by establishing a sustainable model to save energy without harming the environment and its resources, taking into account the architectural design of Dubai’s evolving urban environment.”

“To this end, we work closely with various government entities for Dubai to achieve the desired goal as envisaged in its carbon reduction strategy, and Empower has a long history of notable operational achievements in accelerating the transformation of its large portfolio of plant assets to keep pace the government’s strategy,” he added.

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