Engie Solutions, a subsidiary of French energy group Engie, has won the first accreditation under the Building Energy Management Accreditation Scheme from the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water of Dubai (RSB). 
Engie provides low-carbon energy services and innovative integrated solutions for facility management.
According to RSB, the accreditation scheme is expected to contribute 440 GWh in electricity savings annually by 2030. It allows companies from all over the world to enter the energy and water markets in the emirate. 
This makes Dubai a globally leading destination for investments in this area and an innovative platform in energy and water efficiency management by making use of the expertise and enhancing partnerships with public and private organisations that are also pioneering in energy and water efficiency management.
Lauding Engie for the feat, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: "The Dubai Building Energy Management Accreditation Scheme, managed by RSB under the supervision of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, aims to increase the quality of building energy management." 
The scheme also helps achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, as well as the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 to reduce electricity and water demand by 30 percent by 2030," stated Al Tayer.
He pointed out that the initiatives launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, including this scheme, aim to enhance the efficiency of energy consumption, especially in buildings that account for 70 percent of electricity use.
"To achieve accreditation, applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process, including site visits. I am, therefore, confident that our scheme will identify and reward best practice. We encourage other energy management companies to consider applying for accreditation," said Mustafa Al Yousuf, RSB Board Member and Chairman of the Accreditation Board.
On the key milestone, Bart Holsters, General Manager UAE, Engie Solutions, said: "We are honoured to be the first company in the UAE to be accredited under the Dubai Building Energy Management Accreditation Scheme."
"This achievement combined with our long-established group Esco accreditation reaffirms our commitment to local UAE investment in energy management expertise supported by technology-enabled and data-driven energy solutions," he added.-TradeArabia News Service