Municipality of Abu Dhabi City embarks on final phase of Energy Demand Management Project
WAM Abu Dhabi, 17th April 2012 (WAM): The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City is nearing completion of the pilot Energy Demand Management Project applied to the existing buildings of Sector East 3 situated between Hamdan bin Mohammed Street, Zayed The First Street, The 6th Street, and The 4th Street, in Abu Dhabi Down Town area. The project under the final phase was launched by the Municipality in 2011.
The Project included a comprehensive study of energy consumption, and a survey of Sector's E3 buildings in the down town area of Abu Dhabi City; which were completed over several phases during which the Municipality gathered data from landlords and other concerned bodies for analyzing it, and measuring as well as inspecting all relevant equipment at the site of the said Sector with a view to working out an effective costing mechanism, identifying measures capable of cutting power consumption, and conserving energy and natural resources, besides raising the awareness and streamlining the efforts made towards improving the consumption patterns of buildings and residents, and minimizing the carbon emissions in the existing buildings to bring them in line with the best practices of power demand management. According to the plan in place, the project is set for final completion during the first half of this year as the project completion progress is currently standing at 90% or more as of this April.
The Municipality therefore calls upon all occupants of residential flats in the buildings situated within the targeted geographical district of the project to join hands and coordinate efforts in a bid to facilitate the jobs of the work team tasked with the project implementation. This will support achieving the final deliverables of the project; which needs carrying out some additional measurements, surveying the residential flats by the concerned team during the period from mid April to mid May 2012. It will also help the Municipality to score high success rate in adopting energy and water saving programs in conformity with the best methods and latest practices.
The Municipality's efforts also aim at stepping up the public awareness with regards to energy efficiency, inducing a change in the energy consumption patterns of community members, and generating more job prospects in both the public and private sectors.
Engineer Salah Awad Al Sarraj, Acting Executive Director of Town Planning Sector, Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, said: "The implementation of the Power Saving and Management Project stems from the strategy and vision of the Municipality aimed at providing a superior standard of living and sustainable environment for the residents of Abu Dhabi city, and in line with its strategy of utilizing the existing resources with a view to making Abu Dhabi city a safe environment, given the fast pace of the current growth and development drive seen by the city as well as the augmenting population numbers; which warrant an effective response in addressing all environmental issues." He described the project as one of the pioneering initiatives undertaken by the Municipality in keeping with its Mission of providing best-in-class services to the residents of Abu Dhabi city, and keeping abreast of the current and future development aimed at serving the community, boosting the public welfare, enhancing the standards of sustainability such that it could develop into a reference for all projects to be undertaken, and lay out the base for a sustainable future capable of making Abu Dhabi city a model of a sustainable metropolis.