Font Size

- Aa +

Sat 27 Oct 2018 10:30 AM

Font Size

- Aa +

Ras Al Khaimah launches major energy efficiency drive

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality to retrofit thousands of buildings in the emirate to make them more energy efficient

Ras Al Khaimah launches major energy efficiency drive
The Retrofit Program, coordinated by the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Office within RAK Municipality, aims to retrofit about 3,000 buildings by 2040.

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has launched a major initiative to retrofit thousands of buildings in the emirate to make them more energy efficient.

The Retrofit Program, coordinated by the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Office (REEM) within RAK Municipality, aims to retrofit about 3,000 buildings by 2040.

It’s an important pillar of the RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, which targets 30 percent energy savings, 20 percent water savings, and 20 percent generation from renewable energy sources.

The Government is expected to lead by example in the execution of the strategy by improving energy efficiency in its buildings, a statement said.

RAK Municipality has issued a set of guidelines to support all government entities in achieving their energy efficiency goals, and will provide direct support through its Energy Efficiency and Renewables Office (REEM).

Munther Mohammed bin Shekar, director general of RAK Municipality, said: “The Government of Ras Al Khaimah considers energy efficiency and adoption of renewable energy as important drivers for the competitiveness and sustainability of our economy. Buildings currently represent the majority of our electricity consumption and a large portion of our water consumption.”

A first retrofit project involving the Municipality buildings has started, he added.

For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.