Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies (AFET) has announced the launch of its new Energy Management and Sustainability division as a dedicated business unit, aiming to supply its client-base with new and holistic energy reduction solutions using its proprietary technologies as well as its Certified Energy Team.
The Al-Futtaim Group company said that with launch of the new division earlier this year, it is following the group’s direction of “perpetuating various energy-saving initiatives” and making progress in sustainability and energy management practices in the UAE.
A statement from the company said that “the new Energy Management and Sustainability division aims to grow under the Al-Futtaim wing and expand its client-base, team and skill set”.
“Having secured a platinum rating in delivering a high number of certified green and eco-friendly buildings, Dubai is a key market for AFET. (The company) offers customers complete engineering, energy management and systems integration solutions. The company, and the new division, aim to support Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy 2030,” said a statement from AEFT.
With 60% of new construction projects predicted to be green and sustainably constructed by the end of 2021, AFET’s said its efforts to expand its energy management and sustainability wing is in accordance with this rising trend and forms a key pillar in the company’s portfolio of products. The division is set to work with all key brands and assets across the Al Futtaim Group of companies to support in optimisation, retrofit and renewable technologies, bringing a sustainable return on investment to all the projects.
The division also aims to grow AFET’s cooling technology unit by extending initiatives to its District Cooling Plants and deliver savings to clients, while also optimising the built environment’s cooling parameters and functions, added the statement.
Murali S, managing director of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, said: “The Energy Management and Sustainability division will perpetuate Al-Futtaim Group’s ideal of delivering with efficiency. I believe expansion is key in any business, but an efficient and sustainable growth only occurs under a strong brand such as Al Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, with its years of experience, technological innovations, and expert human resources. This new business unit can undoubtedly and successfully transform sustainable practices in the industry and strengthen AFET’s position as a pioneer in the UAE landscape.”