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A M C A M I D D L E E A S T U P D AT E

the district-cooling industry and

to 70 percent of the energy consump-

crucial to reducing building energy

supporting the connection of existing

t io n o f c o m me r c i a l b u i ld i n g s .

consumption.

buildings to district-cooling networks.

Adoption of efficient cooling and

HVAC systems that are not designed

Today, HVAC systems represent up

ventilation strategies, therefore, is

and integrated into a building in an
effective manner result in higher
capital and operating costs and place
a greater burden on the environment.
Reducing cooling demand through
passive-design strategies, such as orientation, window glazing, and insulation,
is vitally important.
Another area of concern in the UAE
is the oversizing of HVAC systems.
Oversizing increases capital costs and
undermines energy-efficiency efforts.
It is important that designers consider
the unique characteristics of a building,
including usage profiles, load diversity,
orientation, insulation, shading, heat
gains, and lighting, when sizing HVAC
systems, as opposed to relying on
generic rules of thumb. It also is important that they "close the loop" between
design and operation and determine
how well systems are performing postoccupancy. How well-founded were the
assumptions made during design? Do
refi nements need to be made? Internationally recognized best-practice
approaches, such as Soft Landings, 3
are vital in this regard.

The Potential of Deep
Retrofits
According to the EmiratesGBC's
latest Building Efficiency Accelerator
Project Report,4 which benchmarks

®

the energy and water performance of
hotels, schools, and malls, there is a
large gap between the best- and worstperforming buildings in Dubai. The

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