Dubai is considering a new rating system for utilities use in buildings across the emirate.
Members of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) recently organised a meeting to review a proposal to develop a power rating system.
The new system, if implemented, would measure water and energy consumption in buildings, Construction Week reported.
H E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of DSCE, chaired the meeting. He said that the move comes as part of the government’s Building Retrofit Programme, announced in its Demand Side Management Strategy report.
The meeting also reviewed a study to improve operational efficiency of cooling units in buildings by Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), which specialises in retrofitting buildings in Dubai to increase central cooling in the emirate by 40% by 2030.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), the Department of Oil Affairs, Dubai Municipality (DM), the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee (DNEC), Dubai Petroleum, Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP), and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).