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UAE RAK Municipality seeks to cut energy and water usage by 31.3%

Ras al-Khaimah Municipality in the United Arab Emirates has awarded Enova, Middle East’s energy and facilities management specialist, a retrofit project contract covering four municipality buildings as part of its RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040.

The five-year agreement is the first energy performance contract RAK Municipality has signed in the emirate and will see energy and water usage cut by 31.3 percent.

Munther Mohammed bin Shekar, Director General of RAK Municipality, said:

“This is an important first step for the government to achieve the goals set forth in the RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040. Enova has been entrusted with the retrofit of the Municipality’s main headquarters, two health department buildings, and a slaughterhouse.”

The project’s retrofitting measures focus on the air-conditioning and ventilation system. Enova will implement a series of energy and water conservation measures, such as the optimisation of AC units, roof thermal coating and a combined water-saving solution.

For each building, Enova has also proposed a total retrofit of the current cooling apparatus and the implementation of new building management systems. Lighting will be retrofitted with energy-efficient LED bulbs and optimised, which will cut the energy consumption of this system in half.

“We are proud to help RAK Municipality achieve its ambitious sustainability objectives, in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through this partnership, we are supporting the authority in making substantial cost savings, while reducing its carbon footprint at the same time,” said Enova’s CEO Anne Le Guennec.

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