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Emrill Energy hosts energy efficiency workshop

Emrill Energy and RERA presented and explained RERA’s new policy and stressed the importance of implementing energy-focused solutions to comply with statutory guidelines

Emrill Energy has hosted an energy efficiency workshop for industry stakeholders and owners association management companies, which focused on implementation strategies for the Energy Efficiency Policy recently released by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). The workshop attracted over 80 attendees, including building management professionals, property developers, and RERA officials, the firm said.

As per a statement, the policy aims to reduce energy consumption within the built environment through energy-efficient practices. The firm presented and discussed reporting strategies that will enable community management companies to fulfil RERA’s requirement for monthly building energy consumption reports.

RERA’s new energy efficiency policy requires UAE-based community management companies to submit evidence-based monthly reports detailing a building’s energy-efficiency efforts and sustainable practices. During the workshop, Emrill Energy and RERA presented and explained RERA’s new policy and stressed the importance of implementing energy-focused solutions to comply with the statutory guidelines, the statement added.

“Our goal is to increase energy efficiency and sustainable buildings in the UAE. Energy-efficient building practices and the implementation of energy management systems will allow for detailed monitoring, analysis, and optimisation of energy consumption in the built environment. The energy consumption reports are an integral tool to help RERA assess a building’s energy efficiency every month and provide insights for building management companies on the effectiveness of current energy-saving strategies. Together, we can work towards a more sustainable and energy-aware future for the UAE,” said Mohammed Khalifa Bin Hammad, Senior Director at RERA.

To support the UAE’s commitment to sustainable and innovative initiatives aligned with the country’s Green Agenda 2023, Emrill Energy explored solutions to develop more energy-efficient buildings, asset lifecycle optimisation strategies, and implementing smart technologies to monitor and increase energy savings while enhancing environmentally-friendly operations, the statement explained.

Shariq Ahmad, Associate Director at Emrill Energy commented, “Not only do Emrill Energy’s solutions provide a comprehensive framework to support organisations in monitoring energy usage required for RERA reporting, but they also benefit building owners, owners’ associations, and tenants with significant cost-savings on utility bills and reduction in community service charges. By adopting energy management practices, property owners and occupants can benefit from lower service charges due to heightened energy efficiencies while maintaining consistent energy outputs within their properties. For example, HVAC systems consume almost 70% of a building’s energy, and with the reduced power requirement for these HVAC systems through our optimised energy efficient solutions, we can reduce generation capacity at the utility plant level, resulting in a more sustainable and cost-effective solution.”

Ahmad continued, “The goal of our energy efficiency workshop was to bring together industry experts, owners’ associations, developers, property management companies and organisations to lead the change and work towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient built environment. By implementing total energy management and energy efficiency solutions, we are confident we can execute energy-saving strategies within buildings, improve overall efficiency through sustainable strategies and work towards the UAE’s vision for a more sustainable future.”

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