Hotel sector urged to adopt latest cooling systems

Date: 29 September 2016

Empower urges hotel industry to adopt latest district cooling systems in an effort to boost hospitality and tourism sector while saving natural resources.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), has urged hotels and hospitality companies to adopt district cooling systems, in an effort to enhance flexibility and efficiency in providing cooling services, in addition to energy savings and conservation of natural resources, according to local media.

Empower notes that district cooling stations are located in separate areas far from buildings, which in turn contributes to enhancing the experience of visitors and guests, allowing for better use of spaces that are normally reserved for traditional air conditioning equipment.

“The hospitality industry in Dubai is more aware of the importance of district cooling as 13% of the buildings connected to our services are hotels. By adopting district cooling systems, hotels can focus on their core business and let us handle what we specialise in,” said Empower CEO HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, speaking to TravelDailyNews.

“The hospitality sector is dependent on various luxury services in which cooling services play an active part. We are keen to highlight the edge of district cooling over traditional technologies. On top of financial savings in installation and commissioning work, district cooling can result in 50% reduction in energy cost when compared to conventional cooling means,” HE bin Shafar added.

Empower currently provides environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments throughout Dubai.