The Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has started to supply the ‘Uptown’ tower in Dubai with its environmentally friendly district cooling services with a capacity of 3,850 tons of cold (RT).
The “Uptown” skyscraper is the first skyscraper in Uptown Dubai, which is located opposite the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district and is being developed by the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC).
The design of the tower was created by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture and mimics the diamond glaze. The front glass facade allows natural light to enter the interior while preventing the scorching sun.
According to Empower, the growing demand for energy efficient district cooling services is attributed to real estate developers’ growing awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of district cooling solutions.
District cooling saves energy, reduces maintenance and investment costs and lowers greenhouse gas emissions, it is said.
Commenting on the deal, CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar said: “The state-of-the-art district cooling systems and widespread cooling networks from Empower are based on advanced infrastructure and intelligent operating and production systems.”
“Our company is always ready to supply any project in Dubai, no matter how big it is or how diverse its uses are. Indeed, this explains the growing confidence that investors and developers have in our highly efficient and environmentally friendly services, ”he added.
The Uptown project, which DMCC wanted to build according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) gold standards, will be provided with environmentally friendly cooling services with sustainable global standards that are consistent and complementary to its smart and sustainable building strategy.
“Uptown is an 81-story architectural icon with 188 luxurious rooms and suites, exclusive restaurants, health centers and extensive conference facilities as well as first-class offices and 229 uniquely designed residential units,” said Bin Shafar, explaining the significance of the tower.
The 340 m high skyscraper will also provide a state-of-the-art business hub for DMCC. International Interiors recently won the bid to expand the branded hotels and residential units, ”he added..-TradeArabia news service