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Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, called on the contracting and construction sector to expand its plans to adopt innovative technical solutions in the building and construction industry, as it ensures the achievement of several goals, most notably the optimal use of energy used in district cooling services. Empower also directed the participants from entrepreneurs and major urban projects around the world and the most important influencers in the construction sector to the importance of contributing to sustainable development and keeping pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution by using district cooling systems with artificial intelligence applications. This came in conjunction with the launch of the 43rd edition of The Big 5 Exhibition, the largest and most influential building and construction show in the Middle East.

The importance of the Big Five exhibition specialized in the building and construction sector, in this particular edition, stems from its in-depth discussion of the radical changes left by the emerging Corona pandemic on the economy in general and the building and construction sector in particular.

The exhibition discusses the changing economic landscape, promoting businesses, launching of latest construction and sustainability solutions, educating industry professionals, promoting best practices in line with technological innovations, and enabling industry professionals to review products from around the world, for each construction phase.

Empower highlighted that district cooling has a close relationship with the construction industry. Energy efficiency of the district cooling systems depends on the innovative designs used in buildings and materials.

Empower stressed that the ‘Owner’s Guide for buildings served by District Cooling’ and the updated edition of the ‘District Cooling Guide’ for designers and building owners around the world, which were launched in cooperation with The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), provide information that contributes to the design of environmentally-friendly and energy-saving buildings that can incorporate district cooling systems

The ‘Owner’s Guide for buildings served by District Cooling’ is a useful reference for building owners and designers. It includes information on selecting the design consultant, maintenance, existing buildings, design faults, and other system constraints. This manual also includes research and case studies on performance issues.

The second updated edition of the ‘District Cooling Guide’ for designers and building owners around the world also provides guidance, and additional information on how to make improvements in cooling systems, the integration of thermal storage in the district cooling system, as well as information on operations and maintenance. These case studies also help operators to ensure systems work as planned.

“The Big 5 is a great opportunity for developers and participants to learn about the latest technologies used in designing environmentally-friendly buildings, and cooling services.” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

Bin Shafar stressed that the exhibition sheds light on providing the best sustainable solutions, and promoting healthier and more sustainable environments.

“The exhibition tackles the opportunities and the challenges facing by countries in the region who aim for a green transformation. It contributes to highlighting the importance of spreading awareness on environmentally-friendly services,” added Bin Shafar.

“District cooling systems are major green infrastructure and sustainable construction solutions that contribute to the energy efficiency of new residential and commercial buildings and increase their operational efficiency. They also play a key role in protecting the environment from carbon emissions,” noted Bin Shafar. Pointing to the need to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence applications, as "Empower" develops its technologies and innovates solutions to implement the plan for the complete transformation into a green economy, as it created the "Comprehensive Solution for Metering System Using Artificial Intelligence AIMS 360" and "Optimum Flow Control System". Energy for Heat Exchanger Plants Using Intelligent Statistical Processes” who won two Honorary Innovation Awards at the 109th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the International District Cooling Association.

Source: Cicero and Bernay