Dubai International Financial Center wins energy efficiency award
DIFC won the silver level Small Energy Products award for the company’s DIFC truck tunnel energy savings plan. The tunnel serves the majority of buildings in Dubai’s financial hub with a dual-level, 1.7-kilometer corridor that serves heavy vehicles and provides access for support infrastructure servicing.
Dubai’s rising level of energy consumption prompted DIFC’s property management team to conduct a feasibility study and data analysis to look at best practices for energy-saving in the tunnel.
Arif Amiri, CEO of the DIFC Authority, said the financial hub is committed to efficient energy use and sustainable initiatives. That, he said, goes hand in hand with Dubai’s broader environmental objectives.
"DIFC is dedicated to enhancing its infrastructure and strengthening Dubai's offerings in terms of infrastructure and innovation,” Amiri said. “We hope this award draws more attention to the core issue of sustainability and strengthens DIFC's position as a benchmark in energy efficiency and modernization in Dubai and the wider region."