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‘Dubai introduces Demand Side Management Recognition Programme’

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The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has introduced the Dubai Demand Side Management Recognition Programme, a platform created to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of organizations and individuals who are contributing to a sustainable future in Dubai through responsible energy and water efficiency practices, circular economy initiatives, innovation, and exceptional contributions that promote a green environment. The programme recognizes key aspects of Dubai’s journey towards reducing energy consumption, including innovative green building projects and advancements in efficient cooling technology.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, stated, “Through the Demand Side Management Recognition Programme, we aim to enhance energy, water, and fuel efficiency and acknowledge exceptional efforts in energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainability, and circular economy practices. This initiative aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to foster a green economy and sustainable development.”

Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, emphasized that the programme celebrates remarkable achievements in Dubai, underscoring the Emirate’s dedication to the Demand Side Management Strategy. This strategy aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 30% by 2030, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable future by also reducing fuel consumption.

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is committed to advancing the Demand Side Management Strategy as an optimal approach to decreasing energy and water usage and promoting sustainability. The programme showcases Dubai’s dedication to sustainability and recognizes innovative projects in areas such as green buildings and efficient cooling systems. The response to the programme was exceptional, with over 86 entries from both the public and private sectors. A panel of experts will assess the entries to evaluate their impact and alignment with the Demand Side Management Strategy, with the winners set to be announced in May 2024.

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