National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has become the first district cooling firm in the region to receive International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 50001:2018 certification.
The UAE-based company’s Energy Management System was developed with due focus on energy efficiency requirements across its 75 regional plants.
Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Tabreed’s chief executive officer, said that the recognition reflected a concerted drive towards better methods of working.
He explained: “Being awarded with an ISO 50001 certification is a clear manifestation of Tabreed’s efforts of more than 20 years in optimising energy efficiency.
“We are proud of this achievement. Our commitment towards sustainability is evident through our robust Energy Management System, which is particularly important within the context of the GCC’s growing demand for environmentally friendly cooling solutions.”
Tabreed also holds the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for quality management systems, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management systems, and OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management systems.
In the first half of this year, the firm contributed to saving 656million kilowatt/hours across the GCC – enough energy to power approximately 37,000 homes in the UAE annually.
These power savings prevented the release of 392,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 85,279 vehicles per year.