Jafza records AED 3.8 million electricity saving
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship entity of Economic Zones World (EZW), has announced it has managed to save 4700KWH of electricity and AED 3.8 million in one year by curbing electricity consumption in buildings 14, 15, and 16.
Specific measures undertaken by Jafza to save energy included the installation of timer controlled devices and photocells in parking areas, corridors and other parts of the buildings. Buildings 18 and 19 were fitted with LED lights that consume less electricity.
Water saving devices installed in office buildings resulted in 23% water savings. All sewage water and water drained from air conditioning units was recycled and used for irrigation. Refrigerants were recycled and reused to minimise the free zone’s carbon footprint. Paper and aluminium can recycling bins were introduced a few years ago to encourage people to recycle.
Dr Hamad Al Hashimi, senior vice president, EZW, said the company has adopted many measures within the UAE and also in projects across the globe with an aim to keep improving their carbon management and environmental activities.
The free zone operator’s other recent green initiatives include ‘think green’ campaigns, planting indigenous trees (800 this year alone), and various other activities for environmental events such as Earth Hour, Earth Day and Clean Up UAE.