Aldar Properties PJSC (Aldar) awarded Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, an energy performance contract. As part of the deal, Johnson Controls will deploy its OpenBlue digital energy efficiency program across Aldar’s network of schools to help achieve savings of at least 20 percent on their combined utility costs.

According to the contract, the scope of work includes the replacement and retrofit of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, lighting, and other energy-consuming equipment. Additionally, the company will integrate its OpenBlue digital technologies into the schools’ infrastructure to help reduce their energy consumption and water usage.

Johnson Controls’ vice president and general manager of Building Solutions MEA, Rolando Furlong, said “We will use our expertise as an innovation pioneer and technology leader for over 135 years to assist Aldar in its sustainability and digital transformation journey. We thank Aldar for its confidence and trust in our capabilities to help transform the operations of its schools across Abu Dhabi and achieve sustainability objectives. At the national level, this project will be contributing to the UAE Government’s vision to reach net zero emissions by 2050.”

“Once implemented, our energy efficiency strategy will provide support to Aldar and JCI’s ongoing initiatives to rationalize the energy and water usage of its schools. The deployment will be strategic and is in sync with Aldar’s overall energy savings goals and sustainability targets. Our cooperation with Aldar will also make a remarkable difference in its efforts of reducing its carbon footprint and building an environment where its stakeholders, including students and faculty members, can flourish and promote the significance of environmental sustainability, especially in this day and age,” added Nermeen Hammouda, general manager Applied and ESCO Solutions, GCC, Johnson Controls.

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