Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) are supporting an Abu Dhabi school for people with disabilities with a building energy efficiency project.
The project for the Future Rehabilitation Centre in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, will implement a number of energy and water saving measures to reduce the school’s utility bills by around one third.
The Energy Conservation Project launched today will take four months to complete and include solar panels, an advanced ventilation and air-conditioning control system, various water-saving devices, a swimming pool heat pump, LED lights, special soil additives, and the application of solar films on windows and thermal coatings on the school’s roof to reduce heat gain. A monitoring system will also be installed to verify the achieved energy savings.
The project is being financed by a special credit card from FAB that gives a percentage of spending to a dedicated Green Fund.
Masdar’s Energy Services team conducted an audit of the school to assess the requirements.
“This special project would not have been possible without the generosity of the tens of thousands of credit cardholders who have shown just how much they care about environmental causes and the responsible use of our precious energy and water resources,” said Yousif Al Ali, Acting Executive Director, Clean Energy at Masdar.
“It is a proud moment to see the partnership we launched with FAB now starting to bear fruit, and a great honour to have this opportunity to work with the Future Rehabilitation Centre, an institution which is doing incredible work to support young people of determination of all nationalities in the UAE, both in the classroom and the workplace. Every dirham donated through the co-branded credit card initiative is being given back to the UAE community.”