Dubai tower retrofitted with AI and IoT for energy savings
The system combines big data analytics, machine learning and AI to achieve cost reductions and improved comfort conditions
Al Thuraya Tower 1, an office building in Dubai Media City, has started applying the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver energy savings as part of the tower's overall strategy to adopt green initiatives.
The strategy was initiated by Real estate investment trust ENBD REIT, which is managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, in partnership with EP&T Global.
Al Thuraya Tower 1, which has 28 floors covering 18,000m2 of commercial office space, has deployed EP&T Global’s EDGE Zeus technology to deliver operational energy efficiency throughout the building.
The system combines big data analytics, machine learning and AI to achieve cost reductions and improved comfort conditions.
According to new agency WAM, ENBD REIT will now look to apply similar initiatives across its property portfolio over time.
Anthony Taylor, head of Real Estate at Emirates NBD Asset Management, commented: "We are pleased to announce the launch of the EDGE Zeus technology at Al Thuraya Tower 1, in partnership with EP&T Global the systems provider and with the support of Operon Middle East Facilities Management, who run the building. From an asset management perspective, we have always been committed to delivering ENBD REIT’s green initiatives, without compromising on comfort or building quality."
Since installation, the tower has identified over 30 energy savings opportunities worth $68,000 (AED250,000) and reduced energy consumption by 7%. This project is expected to deliver a return on investment of 30%-40%.
Keith Gunaratne, founder and managing director of EP&T Global, added: "A key ingredient to the success of a project like this is the integrated approach of EP&T Global with the asset and facilities management teams, bringing owners, contractors and service providers together to maximise the operational efficiency of the building and enhance comfort conditions for occupiers. All actions resulting from our system are based on high fidelity data and occur in real time, delivering an essential value-add for landlords and tenants alike."