Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and DEWA promote a “green economy”
The launch of the common criteria for Green Public Procurement is a first of its kind in the GCC
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a workshop highlighting the common criteria for Green Public Procurement.
The Green Public Procurement will play a role in achieving 30% electricity and water savings target by 2030, set under the Dubai Demand Side Management strategy (DSM 2030). In addition, the Green Public Procurement policies will contribute to promoting a ‘green economy', raising awareness and developing the market for environmentally friendly products and services.
The new criteria, developed by EGA with the support of TAQATI, aim at optimising energy consumption, while reducing the products life cycle costs. The new policies will undergo a test phase involving DSCE member entities before being rolled out more extensively to other government entities.
HE Ahmad Butti Al Muhairbi, secretary general of DSCE, said: "This is a positive step towards attaining the UAE's emission reduction targets and supporting the larger cause of improving energy efficiency in Dubai. We've also launched the pilot phase for Indoor Lighting products and we will soon be launching criteria for other product categories as well.
"It is a collaborative effort of the diverse entities under Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and we are confident that these policies will provide a great opportunity for us to drive the market towards more environmental friendly practices."
The workshop held on 11 January, under the patronage of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), and it was attended by the end-users and procurement teams of DEWA, DM, DPE, DUSUP, EGA, ENOC, Etihad Energy Services and RTA.