Dubai authority to spend millions on green buildings next year
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it will spend AED16M (£2.75 million) on green building measures across its buildings next year, according to dewa.gov.ae.
The organisation has been making sure all its new constructions meet green building standards since 2011. However, following studies with a number of its customer care centres and private offices, DEWA is set to make amendments to make sure all guidelines are followed.
Efforts being made to encourage efficient energy consumption
Talking about the spending for the eco-friendly buildings, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA told constructionweekonline.com:
“We at DEWA spare no effort in encouraging efficient energy consumption by enhancing awareness on the importance of adopting responsible energy and water consumption.
He added: “This is based on the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, which aims to reduce demand for electricity and water through the rationalisation of consumption in the Emirate to achieve long-term sustainable development and protect the environment.”
Raising awareness on green building measures
DEWA also spent AED5m (£830,000) recently on updating its lighting units in place of more energy-efficient measures at many of its premises.
It has also been announced this week that DEWA has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about rational consumption of electricity and water amongst Dubai residents, according to ameinfo.com.
Author: Samantha Bartlett Date Written: 19 August 2013