Dubai Properties Group set to install chiller meters in apartments

The company’s current portfolio of assets under management includes over 15,000 residential units across its Layan, Shurooq and Ghuroob in Mirdif, Al Khail Gate communities and Nuzul staff accommodation.

By Sajila Saseendran (senior Reporter)

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Published: Thu 19 Mar 2015, 10:51 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:21 AM

Dubai: About 55,000 tenants of Dubai Properties Group (DPG) will soon be able to wield control over their power bills related to air conditioning.

The Group will pave the way for this by installing individual meters for district cooling in over 150,000 residential units in the communities it owns, a senior executive managing DPG’s assets said on Monday. The move is expected to reduce up to 30 per cent of tenants’ power bills.

Mohammed Bin Essa, executive director of retail and commercial at Masat Property Management, disclosed this at a press conference held to announce Earth Hour 2015 activities that aim to reduce power consumption and promote climate change.

“We are rolling out an enhanced metering system to monitor consumption of every individual home… Metering of district cooling at apartments in every community will help create better awareness.”

“People need to be aware of their use of air conditioning. Once fully operational, these meters will help to reduce 15 to 30 per cent of energy consumption,” he said.

The company’s current portfolio of assets under management includes over 15,000 residential units across its Layan, Shurooq and Ghuroob in Mirdif, Al Khail Gate communities and Nuzul staff accommodation. A flat rate is currently charged for chillers in these communities.

Speaking on behalf of the company’s CEO Arif Mubarak, Bin Essa said: “Climate change is everyone’s responsibility and we are committed to helping our communities better understand how they can reduce their ecological footprint.”

“We are doing this through a number of methods, including the implementation of enhanced metering system to drive awareness of energy consumed by individual home users within our communities,” he added.

sajila@khaleejtimes.com



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