Ras Al Khaimah government the first to achieve ISO 50001 energy management certification
UAE, Ras Al Khaimah: Nineteen entities of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah have achieved the prestigious ISO 50001 energy management certification.
This makes the Ras Al Khaimah Government the first in the world to achieve this certification for all its entities. The accomplishment was announced at the World Future Energy Summit 2023, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
These certifications recognise the Ras Al Khaimah Government’s continuous efforts to enhance energy efficiency and drive sustainability. They are the culmination of a multi-year program, combining asset retrofits with capability upgrades, as part of the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040.
“We are very excited by this accomplishment, which comes as a direct result of our adherence to the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, to make our emirate more sustainable and set a global example in energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said on the occasion H.E. Dr Mohammed Abdullatif Khalifa, Secretary General of the Executive Council and Director General of the Department of Human Resources.
A comprehensive retrofit of government buildings was carried out between 2018 and 2022, through energy performance contracting.
The energy management initiative of the Ras Al Khaimah Government is part of the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 of the emirate, which targets 30 % energy savings, 20 % water savings, and 20 % contribution of electricity from renewable sources by 2040. The strategy supports the UAE’s commitments to climate change mitigation, as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Source: BCW Global