Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently signed a contract with the Museum of the Future to provide 2,459 refrigeration tons (RT) of district cooling capacity.
The agreement reflects the positive reception and increasing interest of the property sector in investing in environmental sustainability as a key factor to improve growth, and underscores the economic advantage of adopting district cooling in real estate development.
“Providing the Museum of the Future with a sustainable cooling solution is in line with the UAE’s sustainability agenda and Empower will ensure that the air-conditioning requirements of the technology centre will meet the highest international standards,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower.
Groomed to become the incubator for futuristic innovation and designs, the Museum of the Future is platform to showcase and experiment on the latest inventions from start-ups and global technology champions. It will also test human capabilities and limitations in developing long-term development solutions to the challenges facing future cities.
Upon completion, the project will house innovation laboratories for health, education, smart cities, energy, and transport and will be a permanent museum of future innovations in all sectors, highlighting sustainable development.
Empower supplies district cooling to a wide scope of buildings that ranges from residential buildings to hospitals, educational institutions, hotels, hotels, commercial and retail buildings, and institutes among others.
By adding Museum of Future to its portfolio, Empower expects to meet the varied cooling requirements of specialised and tailor-made buildings and structures, as well as the peak-load requirements of such buildings.