District energy award for Qatar Cool

Qatar District Cooling (Qatar Cool) has won the System of The Year award as well as the Space Award at the recent 103rd International District Energy Conference in Chicago.

This year the conference, held under the theme, "Cooler, Cleaner Cities" culminated in the traditional Chairman's Banquet where the System of The Year was awarded to Qatar Cool for the first time, according to Trade Arabia News Service. 

"Since it was first awarded in 1992, the International District Energy Association (IDEA) System of the Year Award has come to be associated with the best of the best," said IDEA System of the Year Selection Committee chairman Ray DuBose.
"Qatar Cool demonstrated numerous company achievements in the categories of system performance, energy efficiency, reliability, availability, environmental performance, employee health and safety, community involvement and contributions to advancing the industry."
Qatar Cool CEO Fayad Al Khatib said: "This is an important achievement in Qatar Cool's development, recognition from our peers that Qatar Cool today has joined the ranks of global players in the district cooling industry operating systems at the highest standards using advanced, sustainable technologies so as to benefit communities and projects of all sizes."

Air conditioning accounts for 70 per cent of the electricity consumption in Qatar and Qatar Cool's system uses 50 per cent of the energy utilized in conventional cooling systems.

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