Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)’s district cooling services are being used by almost one fifth of the hotels in operation in Dubai.
Construction Weekly reports that the company currently supplies its district cooling services to 17% of the 674 hotels located in the emirate.
The total number of hotels was recently released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai.
Utilising the company’s district cooling systems has resulted in the generation of huge energy savings for the growing hotel industry in Dubai.
Included in hotels that Empower provides district cooling services to are three of the tallest hotels in the world, which are the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Towers, the Burj Al Arab, and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.
These hotels have been listed by WorldAtlas.com as part of the five tallest hotels in the world.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, chief executive officer, Empower, said: “Adopting this type of cooling method reflects their move to incorporate energy-efficient technologies into their systems in support of a more sustainable and greener built environment according to the government’s relevant initiatives.”