The British University in Dubai signed a partnership agreement with Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) for the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Programme. BUiD Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi and Etihad ESCO CEO Mr. Ali Al Jassim signed the agreement at Etihad ESCO’s headquarters on 18 March 2018.
The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Programme is an initiative by the Dubai Government, mandated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and led by TAQATI, in partnership with BUiD, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the International Institute for Energy Training (IIET).
There are various professional training programmes and certifications included such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP); Performance Contracting & Funding; Building Commissioning Professional as well as the LEED training suite and WELL AP.
The training programme’s aims are:
- Build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai’s ambitious target of 30 per cent reduction in energy consumption by 2030
- Boost awareness and adoption of new technologies that promote energy efficiency
- nurture a community of innovators and thought leaders to spearhead energy efficiency measures in Dubai
- Create value for the emirate by offering continuous opportunities for professional development.