Dubai to double energy efficiency by 2030

Dubai is set to double the energy efficiency of its buildings and infrastructure by 2030. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has joined the UN’s Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Dubai is set to double the energy efficiency of its buildings and infrastructure by 2030.

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has joined the UN’s Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) to make sure it achieves this goal.

Energy efficiency policies can result in reductions of up to 50% in both new and existing buildings, saving money and reducing pollution.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of DSCE, said: “By joining BEA, Dubai now has access to a global network of 30 businesses, government organisations, and technical experts who specialise in improving building energy efficiency.

“BEA supports local collaboration and planning to improve buildings, lower energy costs and make people more comfortable and productive, at home and in the workplace.”

Measures will include updating building policies, developing efficiency techniques, retrofitting existing public buildings and setting regulations.

Mr Al Tayer suggested for every 1$ (£0.77) Dubai invested in building efficiency, the city would save 2$ (£1.54) in electricity generation and distribution costs.

Advanced street lighting systems and replacing conventional street lights with LED technology will also help reduce carbon footprint and save energy.