Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO Empower, met with a delegation from The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to discuss the latest developments in the district cooling sector, and ways to strengthen mutual co-operation.
The delegation was led by Daryl K Boyce, president of ASHRAE Society, and included presidential member and former president, Tim Wentz; vice president Farooq Mahboob; RAL director and regional chair Dr Ahmed Alaa; and ASHRAE member of president of the Falcon Chapter Hassan Younes.
“We are happy to meet and partner with Empower,” said Boyce. “This partnership reflects our commitment to contribute to developing innovative solutions to achieve sustainability through district cooling services.”
Bin Shafar commended the strong relations between Empower and ASHRAE.
“It is pleasure to host the members of the society,” he said.
“The meeting was a great opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the district cooling sector, exchanging of experiences and around the challenges facing in the industry.
“We also had discussions on finding innovative solutions to promote energy efficiency.
“The meeting shed light on the success of the ’Owner’s Guide for buildings served by District Cooling’ and the updated edition of the ‘District Cooling Guide’ for designers and building owners around the world, which were widely celebrated by experts, specialists, and real estate developers in the district cooling sector.
“These guidelines enriched the culture of district cooling locally.”
Bin Shafar stressed that Empower is always keen on raising awareness about the importance of district cooling systems, and their role in urban development, by hosting delegations from local and international organisations, to review the latest developments in this sector.
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