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28 February 2024

LED lighting for roads being planned

By Staff Writer

A policy for energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting for majority of roads is being developed in an effort to further conserve energy, according to the Department of Municipal Affairs yesterday. It will showcase 12 projects from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region that focus on energy conservation at the World Future Energy Summit at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre beginning today. The summit will end on January 21.

In the infrastructure sector, the municipal system is developing district cooling systems, which are among the largest of their types in the world. These systems will deliver substantial energy savings compared to conventional standalone systems, it said. "Abu Dhabi is considered a world leader in wastewater re-use. It is one of the few places in the world that endeavours to use all wastewater. To optimise this precious resource, the municipal system will be implementing water sensitive landscape design creating more landscaped area with less water," said Rashid Al Hajeri, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs. The re-use of water has been implemented in seven new parks in Abu Dhabi, four pocket gardens in Madinat Zayed, 165,000 sq m in Liwa, 105,000 sq m in Ghayathi, 407,200 sq m beach park in Sila, Al Ain's Al Saalami park is expected to grow from 115,000 sq m to 266,000 sq m.

Hamoud Humaid Al Mansouri, GM, Western Region Municipality, said: "Western Region faces continual shifting of sand dunes that impacts the city's ecological system. To maintain a sustainable living environment across the six cities, we are introducing a system of planted natural windbreaks."


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