Enova signs retrofit deal with Ras Al Khaimah Municipality to cut energy and water use by 31%
Ras Al Khaimah Government’s first energy performance agreement underlines RAK Municipality’s commitment to the RAK Energy Strategy 2040 goals and Enova’s leadership in public-sector energy management
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has selected Enova, one of the Middle East’s leading Energy and Facilities Management specialist, for a retrofit project covering four municipality buildings as part of its RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040.
The five-year agreement is the first energy performance contract RAK Municipality has signed in the emirate and will see energy and water usage cut by 31.3%.
Enova has been entrusted with the retrofit of the Municipality’s main headquarters, two Health Department buildings, and a slaughterhouse. In total, the structures occupy an area exceeding 10,000 m2.
Through the planned retrofit, the project will provide guaranteed total savings of more than 4 gigawatt-hours of electricity over the contract duration, which has an impact on carbon emissions comparable to that of taking nearly 700 cars off the roads. Additionally, over 8 million imperial gallons of water will be saved during the period, enough to fill 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The project’s retrofitting measures focus on the air-conditioning and ventilation system and the ‘building envelope’ – the physical division between the conditioned and the unconditioned environment of a building that enable the building services to maintain acceptable indoor environmental conditions.
Based on findings from a detailed audit, Enova will implement a series of energy and water conservation measures, such as the optimization of AC units, roof thermal coating and a combined water-saving solution. For each building, Enova has also proposed a total retrofit of the current cooling apparatus and the implementation of new building management systems. Lighting will be retrofitted with energy-efficient LED bulbs and optimized, which will cut the energy consumption of this system in half.