Initiative will see increased use of the Dubai Lamp in the city
The Dubai Municipality has announced that it has inked an energy co-operation agreement with the Dubai Land Department (DLD). The initiative will see increased use of the Dubai Lamp in existing and new projects all around the city, in an effort to save energy for longer periods and reduce energy costs.
The agreement is part of the government’s plans to transform Dubai into one of the smartest cities in the world. It was signed by Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality and Sultan bin Butti bin Mejren, director general of the Dubai Land Department.
The Dubai Lamp is the result of a joint venture between Dubai Municipality and Philips Lighting. The lamp is said to be the world’s first commercially available 200 lumen per watt LED lamp. Since its introduction, the lamp has seen adoption on new and existing projects, and the city aims to replace 80% of its current lamps with the Dubai Lamp in the near future.
“It is clear that the strategic community participation impacts the course of sustainable development in the UAE, so we do not see the Dubai Lamp initiative as just another initiative, but it is an innovative, sustainable and equitable vision that is first of its kind in the region,” said Lootah.
According to Mejren, the agreement reflects the vision of integration between various official government departments and establishments in the emirate in various fields.
In recent months, government entities within the city have stepped up their focus on energy conservation and sustainability. In addition to deploying energy efficient and renewable solutions, a number of education drives and awareness campaigns have also been launched.