Emirates Energy Star - Reducing the Carbon footprint of UAE

Optimizing energy use is beneficial for everyone. Reducing energy consumption reduces fuel bills, reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. Achieving these reductions by optimizing energy use, rather than simply cutting back, means that there are no detrimental effects on the users.

Buildings are responsible for 60 percent of the world’s electricity consumption and one third of GHG emissions from energy use, which makes them the single largest source of GHGs produced by human activity. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has stated that “no other sector has such a high potential for drastic emission reductions”, and the Intergovernmental Panel on C