Siemens supports the US University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK) plan to reduce carbon emissions by modernizing energy systems

AURAK will benefit from a 21% reduction in electricity bills, and a 15% reduction in water bills, equivalent to savings of 900,000 dirhams annually, while reducing annual carbon emissions by 700 tonnes.

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Siemens has partnered with the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to reduce costs and reduce carbon emissions, which translates the savings into the education of the next generation of leaders.

Siemens is modifying HVAC, lighting and hot water systems in 19 AURAK buildings, as well as installing water conservation equipment and advanced energy controls. .

Siemens plans to process four phases of the AURAK Decarbonization Roadmap. The first is to reduce consumption over the scope of this project. The next phases will include on-site energy production using renewable energy technology, switching to electrical sources and carbon offsets.

The contract for the Energy Performance Project, which will be completed before the end of this year, is expected to reduce AURAK’s electricity consumption by 1.7 million kilowatt hours, water by 1.8 million imperial liters, and carbon emissions by 700 metric tons, per year. . , equivalent to planting more than 11,000 trees over 10 years.

In this regard, His Excellency Professor Hassan Hamdan Al-Alkim, President of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, stated: “The launch of this project represents another milestone in the American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s pursuit of environmental sustainability and rationalization. of energy. consumption on campus, and this is in line with Ras Al Khaimah’s strategy The Tent for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 2040. By using energy and water more rationally on our campus, it will also reduce our carbon footprint.

“Making the campus smarter and more efficient is a top priority for Siemens worldwide and in the UAE,” said Franco Atassi, CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the Middle East. “Our partnership with AURAK, one of the country’s most prestigious universities, is one example of what Siemens can do to improve the efficiency and environmental sustainability of buildings everywhere, from schools to factories to office buildings to entire cities.”

In turn, the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department represented by the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy “REEM” acts as a technical adviser to AURAK. His Excellency Munther Muhammad bin Shukr, Director-General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department, praised the joint collaboration between AURAK and Siemens to support the adoption of new technologies and practices that enhance the energy intensity of many buildings in the Emirate Ras Al Khaimah will decrease. As part of Ras Al Khaimah’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040. His Excellency said that the Municipal Department encourages other entities in the emirate to take such initiatives, by taking AURAK as an example in accepting sustainability initiatives.


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About the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah is a non-profit wholly owned by the government of Ras Al Khaimah for Higher Education, which was established in 2009 in the Emirate Ras Al Khaimah by an Emiri decision issued by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi. Since then, it has received local and international accreditation in the 13 years since its inception, and has been locally accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education as well as accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. to know. grade. Questions about AURAK accreditation can be directed to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, 4097-GA 30033, by calling (404) 679-4500, or the information available on SACSCOC’s website is, to be used. AURAK was also awarded a 5-star rating by the QS International Star Rating System.

About Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department and Reem Office The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department was established in 1959 by an Emiri decree issued by the late Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and since then the municipality has strived to provide a suitable and comfortable working environment. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sector (REM) in the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department coordinates the implementation of the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, established under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Councilor Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah – may God protect him. The strategy aims to reduce energy consumption by 30%, save water by 20%, and increase the percentage of power generation using renewable energy sources to 20% by 2040.

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