Due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the awards are given this year. At the APUEA’s virtual Urban Energy Assembly, the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards were announced on 11 November 2021, recognizing world-leading district energy projects while highlighting how district energy systems help cities and communities transition towards a carbon-neutral future.
The awards of excellence 2021 went to:
The Government Complex | Bangkok, Thailand
CATEGORY: DHC IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
We believe that this Award will be an inspiration for other real estate developers in Thailand to realize the importance and power of this sustainable energy solution for today and tomorrow.”
Nalikatibhag Sangsnit, Ph.D, Managing Director, Government Complex Bangkok
District Cooling Central Plants, Qatar Foundation | Doha, Qatar
“We are conscious of our responsibilities towards the community to build sustainable operations, our goal is to contribute towards Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and honoring the State’s commitments to UNSDG goals. On the utilities front we are sparing no efforts to be industry leaders and groundbreakers in sustainable operations and have developed a program to eliminate the use of potable water in our District Cooling Plants while maintaining high efficiency.”
Khalid Y. Al-Yacoub, Manager, District Cooling & Infrastructure, City Operations – Facilities & Infrastructure, Qatar Foundation
District Energy systems from all over the world are called upon to apply for each edition of the Global District Energy Awards.
The GDECA celebrates the achievements of cities and communities across the globe that demonstrate local leadership in providing clean, sustainable energy solutions.
The focus is on:
- Identifying and recognizing systems that illustrate the overall importance of District Energy, heating, and cooling, in providing sustainable energy solutions.
- Providing a global benchmark for environmental excellence.
- Offering a platform for sharing successful ideas and efforts and encouraging further interest in District Energy.