Reduction in Qatar’s per capita consumption of electricity and water; Still a steep climb to 2016 targets
In two years, the Tarsheed programme has reduced Qatar’s electricity and water per capita consumption by 10% and 6% respectively.
Tarsheed, the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, was launched on April 22, 2012 to coincide with Earth Day. The target, however, is to decrease the per capita consumption of electricity and water by 20% and 35% respectively by 2016.
Qatar’s per capita consumption of water and electricity is among the highest in the world. The water consumption is more than 500 litres per person per day, as compared to the global average consumption of 160+ litres per person per day, according to figures from Kahramaa.
Though Qatar plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030, empty offices in West Bay can often be spotted with lights turned on at night. Read JustHere’s full report here.
Kahramaa held the second anniversary of ‘Tarsheed’ yesterday during which winners of the Conserving Building Competition 2014 were announced.
The competition was held from 3-23 February during which participating buildings were evaluated based on specific parameters such as: Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) systems in all buildings which in turn includes HVAC System, lighting, plumbing fixtures, landscape, motion sensors, and BMS.
The list of winners include:
|Government Sector||Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs: Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab Mosque|
|Industrial||Qatar Cool: Qatar Cool building, Pearl Residential compound|
|Sports||Qatar Olympic Committee: Horse-riding compound in Al Khor|
|Commercial||Ezdan Holding: Ezdan Mall|
|Residential||Eng Mohammed Salim Al-Mansouri, Residential Villa|