Provis achieves significant energy and utility savings across residential and retail destinations

Provis, the full-service, real estate company wholly owned by Aldar Estates, has announced that it has achieved significant energy and utility savings totaling $653,411 across 13 managed residential communities and three retail destinations.

In a statement, the company said that through chilled water and energy-optimisation initiatives, it successfully reduced over 5,000 tons of carbon emissions and saved over 4mn kWh of energy, enough to power nearly 600 rural homes for six months.

It explained that the sustainable measures were rolled out across Sun & Sky Towers, Gate & Arc Towers, Al Zeina, Al Muneera, Al Ghadeer, Al Raha Gardens, Golf Gardens, Al Gurm, Al Bateen Park, The Bridges Residences, Eastern Mangroves, Saadiyat Beach Residences, Saadiyat Beach Villas and in the retail destinations of Yas Mall, Al Jimi Mall, and World Trade Centre.

The installation of energy-efficient heat pumps in place of outdated natural gas boilers for household water central heating systems was one of the major factors that contributed to the H1 2022 energy savings, it added.

H.P Aengaar, CEO at Provis said, “The energy and utility savings we have achieved since the beginning demonstrate our unwavering commitment to energy efficiency. We have implemented several sustainability projects and programmes over the years that have resulted in significant energy savings and had a positive impact on the environment.”

He added, “We are employing a number of energy and utility management programmes throughout our portfolio to increase efficiency and lower each community’s carbon impact through modernising and digitising the assets’ infrastructure. This effort enables us to reduce our overall energy consumption by 5% over the next two years and is in line with the UAE Net-Zero by 2050 strategic initiative.”

Other energy-saving measures also implemented included the installation of a cloud-based real-time Building Management System (BMS), which collects data instantly and detects faults automatically, lowering operating costs and energy bills, coupled with various system optimisation initiatives to significantly improve temperature set points during cooler weather to reduce chilled water consumption.

Other measures implemented include installing weather-based irrigation systems, aerators in wash basin water mixers, optimisation of differential pressure set points in chilled water systems, air temperature supply optimisation for fresh air handling units as well the replacement of existing lights with energy-efficient LEDs.

During Earth Hour earlier this year, Provis switched off all non-essential lighting for one hour across 70 residential communities and retail destinations in the UAE, reducing more than 8,800 kWh of electricity and 4,000 kg of CO2 equivalent.

In April 2022, the firm expanded its OA portfolio through acquisition of Mace Macro’s OA unit. Later in the month, Aldar Group reported a net profit of $187.3mn in Q1, 2022 and launched the $544mn second phase of the Alreeman II development.

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