TAQATI, established by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) under Etihad ES, announced the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program’s training calendar for the year 2019.
The calendar for this year combines an array of locally and internationally certified training programs and modules, and features programs that were successfully delivered in 2018, as well as new certifications and courses namely Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM), Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) in addition to an advanced measurement and verification (M&V); course and a beginner level introduction to energy efficiency course.
An initiative by the Dubai Government, mandated by DSCE and led by TAQATI in partnership with British University in Dubai (BUiD), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the International Institute for Energy Training (IIET), the training program aims to build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai’s ambitious target of 30 per cent reduction in energy consumption by 2030. This will be accomplished through raising awareness and driving adoption of new technologies that promote energy efficiency; fostering a community of innovators and thought leaders to lead Dubai’s energy efficiency initiatives; and by ensuring the availability of continuous opportunities for professional development in the sector.
The courses conducted as part of the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program in 2018 included Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP); as well as the LEED training suite and WELL AP. In addition, the Performance Contracting and Funding Certification (PCF) was organized for the first time in the UAE in September 2018, as part of the Program.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, said: “The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program was launched in April this 2018 to effectively address the need for globally recognized energy efficiency trainings in the emirate’s energy sector. Since its launch, the program has made great strides towards the achievement of its objectives, taking us closer to our energy efficiency and sustainable development goals in line with Dubai’s and UAE’s aspirations. The introduction of new modules and ‘on demand’ courses will add new dimension to the initiative in 2019, equipping stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector with yet another set of skills and capabilities, accelerating the emirate’s journey to the forefront of global energy efficiency landscape.”