Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed the huge positive interaction from its customers for its annual summer campaign to reduce district cooling energy consumption during summer under the theme ‘Set and Save 24°C’. The campaign, which continues until the end of the summer season, aims at fostering a culture of sustainability among its customers in order for the company to continue contributing to the green economy as the pioneer in providing environmentally friendly and world-class district cooling services that use up to 50% less energy compared to traditional cooling solutions.
Empower explained that the summer heat may make the customer inclined to adjust the air conditioner temperature at a low temperature always, which results in a large wastage of energy and ends with a high consumption bill that affects their budget, whereas the increased awareness and interaction with the Empower’s recommendations reduce the wastage remarkably.
Empower stated that the campaign provides customers with 8 valuable tips to help them to achieve the desired goals which are; set the AC thermostat at 24°C and auto mode, monitor the AC thermostat, keep the air conditioner filter clean, close window curtains, seal cracks in windows and doors, tinting of glass doors and windows, reduce heat from various sources and carry out house maintenance regularly to ensure their comfort and happiness
Empower also indicated that it communicates with its more than 140,000 customers in residential and other sectors, to urge and encourage them to rationalize consumption within the framework of the campaign – which is launched for the ninth year in a row – and focuses on raising their awareness of the need to optimize consumption. Setting the air conditioner temperature at 24 degrees Celsius, which is an ideal temperature for efficient and required cooling, will help to achieve a lower cost for their consumer bills on the one hand, and will contribute to environmental protection, energy and resource savings, and carbon emissions reduction, leading to a green and sustainable world on the other hand.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, thanked the company’s valued customers in various segments and said that all of us, whether as a service provider or customers benefiting from the service, are concerned with the rationalization of energy consumption and the benefits of this sustainable practice, stressing the increase in demand for Empower’s district cooling services across Dubai, which recorded a remarkable growth of more than 23% in registrations for availing district cooling services in the first half of this year compared to the same period of last year.
“Empower counts on the awareness of its customers to contribute to reducing energy consumption, and it spares no effort to adopt sustainable solutions in line with the “Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and then adopted by the Dubai government with the aim of combating climate change and ensuring a better future for the generations to come by reducing electricity and water consumption rates and making Dubai a global hub for the green economy and the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050”, he concluded.