Two silver awards from leading global association based in USA
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (‘Tabreed’), the leading Abu Dhabi-based district cooling utility infrastructure company, received two awards at the 105th annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) conference held in Seattle, USA.
The awards granted to Tabreed include the Silver Award for ‘Total Building Area Committed’ outside of North America, reflecting Tabreed’s connection of a significant area of real estate to district cooling in 2013, as well as the Silver Award for the ‘Number of Buildings Connected’ to district cooling outside of North America during the same year.
Jasim Husain Thabet, Tabreed’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are honored to be recognized by the world’s leading district energy association for our achievements last year. 2013 saw Tabreed continue its strong performance and connect over 70,000 tons of cooling including high profile projects such as Yas Mall, World Trade Center Mall and Saudi Aramco.”
“In addition to delivering reliable year-round cooling to these critical projects, we were likewise able to make a significant contribution to our nation’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2013 alone, Tabreed’s energy savings reached 1.2 billion kilowatt hours, which translates into the elimination of approximately 570,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions – the equivalent to removing over 110,000 cars from the streets.”
IDEA is an American-based non-profit trade association founded in 1909 to facilitate the exchange of information among district energy professionals. IDEA has over 1,700 members in 25 nations across the globe.
Tabreed currently has 66 plants across the GCC delivering over 859,000 tons of cooling to many of the region’s landmark projects including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, the Pearl – Qatar, and the Jabal Omer Development Project in the Holy City of Mecca.