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Taqati signs up BUiD for energy efficiency training programme

DUBAI, March 19, 2018

Taqati, the dedicated programme management office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, has entered into a partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) for the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program as part of its mandate. 
 
Taqati has been set up under Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad Esco). 
 
Etihad Esco CEO Ali Al Jassim signed the agreement with BUiD vice chancellor Prof Abdullah Al Shamsi during a ceremony organised at Etihad Esco’s headquarters.  
 
The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program 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).
 
The training programme aims to 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; and to create value for the emirate by offering continuous opportunities for professional development.
 
Al Jassim said: “The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program mainly centres on human capital development in the energy efficiency area. This is an exceptional opportunity for all of us to work together to ensure that our skills and overall competencies are up-to-date and at par with the global standards. Doing so will get us nearer to our energy efficiency and sustainable development goals in line with Dubai and UAE Visions.”
 
The programme combines an array of internationally and locally certified training programmes and modules to cater to the learning and development needs of various stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector. Training tracks have also been created to support the industry in understanding the right skill sets that correspond to their job functions. 
 
Various programmes under the initiative include 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.
 
Aref Abou Zahr, executive director of Taqati, said: “As the dedicated programme management office for the implementation of the Dubai Demand Side Management strategy, we are confident that this training programme will equip stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector with the right set of skills and capabilities to bring the emirate to the forefront of energy efficiency, thereby setting an exemplary model for others to follow.” - TradeArabia News Service
 



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