DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has been recognized at the 4th Emirates Energy Award 2022 for realizing significant energy savings for Dubai Airports.
Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) is a regional prize that is awarded to encourage the rationalized use of energy and resources. The award aims to highlight the best practices and pioneering work in energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and protecting the environment.
“We are honored to receive the 4th Emirates Energy Award 2022 from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. Johnson Controls has always been committed to sustainability, which is in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategic vision to transform the Emirate into a global clean energy center by 2050. This prestigious award is a testament to our contribution towards the region’s net zero goals and recognizes our leadership in providing our customers with clean and efficient digital technologies” said Mohammad Khalid, vice president and general manager at Johnson Controls, Middle East and Africa.
Johnson Controls carried out an in-depth energy audit and analysis in selected areas of operation in Central Utility Complexes at Dubai Airports. The audit resulted in an energy performance contract involving retrofitting the chillers with Medium Voltage variable speed drives to boost chiller efficiency.
Furthermore, it also included retrofit on the auxiliary equipment. In addition, the project involved installing a customized chiller plant manager application to operate the chiller plant at better efficiencies based on the dynamic airport operations.
The baseline energy consumption of the plant at Dubai Airports was close to 40.989 GWh per annum. The guaranteed savings achieved was 11.9 GWh which will help reduce the annual CO2 footprint by 5,240 tons.
“We congratulate Johnson Controls on receiving this prestigious and well-deserved award. While Dubai Airports has always been deeply involved in energy management and efforts to reduce carbon footprint, we appreciate Johnson Controls’ expertise and role in implementing this energy conservation measure towards achieving Dubai’s and UAE's clean energy goals,” said Omar Bin Adai, senior vice president of Engineering Services at Dubai Airports.
“We would like to extend our appreciation to Dubai Airports for choosing us for this project. We are glad that our relentless efforts in energy efficiency have led us to be acknowledged with such a significant award. This honor motivates us to continue on our mission as we lead the change towards a green economy,” added Ahmad Abuothman, general manager of Building Technologies GCC at Johnson Controls.
Emirates Energy Award recognizes the efforts of the public and private sectors across the region in energy efficiency, energy projects and education and research in the energy sector. A special recognition award is also available for outstanding contributors to the energy sector.