Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer, Aldar Properties, has awarded an energy performance contract to Johnson Controls, an American Irish-domiciled global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings.
The scope of work includes the replacement and retrofit of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, lighting, and other energy-consuming assets at Aldar’s key developments.
In addition, the company will incorporate its OpenBlue digital technology into the schools’ infrastructure to help them reduce their energy and water use. Johnson Controls will install its comprehensive OpenBlue digital energy efficiency program across Aldar’s network of schools in order to help the schools save at least 20 percent on their energy bills.
“We will use our expertise as an innovation pioneer and technology leader for over 135 years to assist Aldar in its sustainability and digital transformation journey. We thank Aldar for its confidence and trust in our capabilities to help transform the operations of its schools across Abu Dhabi and achieve sustainability objectives. At the national level, this project will be contributing to the UAE Government’s vision to reach net zero emissions by 2050.“
Ms. Nermeen Hammouda, general manager Applied and Esco Solutions, GCC, Johnson Controls, said that “Once implemented, our energy efficiency strategy will provide support to Aldar and JCI’s ongoing initiatives to rationalize the energy and water usage of its schools. Our cooperation with Aldar will also make a remarkable difference in its efforts of reducing its carbon footprint and building an environment where its stakeholders, including students and faculty members, can flourish and promote the significance of environmental sustainability, especially in this day and age.“