Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Al Fahim Group saves 14% energy in 11 months, thereby reducing 1,083 tons of CO2
After signing an agreement with Emirates Energy Star (EES), an environmentally aware organization aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the UAE in collaboration with Etisalat, Al Fahim Group has proudly saved 14% energy from April 2013 to February 2014, also explained as reducing 1,083 tons of carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere or planting 232 trees.
Emirates Energy Star’s program was installed in April 2013 in Al Fahim Group’s headquarters in Mussafah and entailed retrofitting Al Fahim Group’s building with machine-to-machine (M2M) sensors and managed energy monitoring services to help reduce energy consumption; hence, the overall carbon footprint of the country. The program
“Our successful partnership with EES supports Al Fahim Group’s culture of preserving energy, recycling, reducing and reusing,” commented His Excellency Saeed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, Chairman of Al Fahim Group. “It is important to realize that this is a strategic decision. Reducing energy consumption reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reliance on fossil fuels and fuel bills.”
Moreover, EES has cited that buildings are responsible for 60% of the world’s electricity consumption and one third of GHG emissions from energy use making them the single largest source of GHGs produced by human activity. The EES program aims to reduce 20% of energy consumed and 20% of carbon footprint of buildings by 2015 and has already registered 17% average energy savings through organizations such as Al Fahim Group who have willingly participated in the environmentally friendly program.