Dubai mosques and Islamic Affairs buildings to go green

Etihad ESCO to undertake green initiatives to conserve water and electricity consumption

Ali Al Jassim

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), the energy management services provider established by DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) in 2013, will soon float a tender seeking energy efficiency and water saving solutions for 650 facilities under the jurisdiction of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD). Etihad ESCO recently signed a service agreement with the department.

According to a statement from Etihad ESCO, the tender will include retrofit of facilities including mosques, office buildings and imams’ residences. The scope of work includes measures to save electricity, solar PV installation and sustainable water saving solutions. Etihad ESCO will also provide flexible finance solutions to the Department.

“The retrofit service will offer a range of solutions that will make Islamic Affairs’ facilities across the emirate eco-friendlier. Taking into consideration resource usage in these buildings, we are focusing on installing water saving technologies, as well as energy solutions like solar PV,” said Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO.

Etihad ESCO will also undertake to make mosques and other building in the emirate greener by providing solutions to save water and energy.


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