Qatar aims to bring down CO2 emissions by 6mn tonnes, per capita consumption of electricity by 8% and water by 15% by 2022

Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) partnered with Kahramaa’s National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency- ‘Tarsheed’, to deliver technical energy and water conservation training to employees here recently.

The training, focusing on resource conservation, was aligned to contribute towards HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s 2030 vision for sustainable development.

The technical training was delivered by Kahramaa as part of a memorandum of understanding that provides a framework for Qatar Airways and HIA to work together on technical initiatives, as well as building staff and community awareness in relation to water conservation, energy efficiency systems, and renewable energy.

The training session, involving around 50 delegates from the airline and airport’s facilities management teams, was hosted at Qatar Airways’ corporate offices in Doha.

Subjects covered a wide range of technical topics, including air conditioning systems, fans, pumps, lighting, motors, water conservation and energy efficiency.

Further to the technical training, Kahramaa is planning energy and water audits at HIA’s award-winning passenger terminal and at Qatar Airways’ head offices, allowing both to apply recommendations to further improve energy efficiency.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said, “Qatar Airways is proud to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and our partnership with Kahramaa represented in Tarsheed, is an excellent example of collaboration towards the shared goal for sustainable development in Qatar. We are very pleased to receive training from Kahramaa’s experts on energy and water conservation. The technical advice received will enhance the practical measures we are taking to improve our environmental performance for electricity and water consumption across our operations.”

Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari said, “Kahramaa, through Tarsheed, is pleased to cooperate with Qatar Airways and HIA in terms of conservation and energy efficiency. We are working together towards achieving the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, namely economic, environment, social and human development. This partnership aims to support Tarsheed’s goal in bringing down CO2 emissions in Qatar by 6mn tonnes and per capita consumption of electricity by 8% and of water by 15% by 2022.”

Kahramaa (Qatar’s Electricity and Water Corporation) launched Tarsheed in April 2012 under the generous patronage of HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Tarsheed focuses on conservation technology standardisation and rules. In addition to community development and awareness, the national programme targets all communities and sectors in Qatar regarding the efficient use of energy including renewable energy.

It succeeded in bringing down the per capita consumption of electricity by 18% and consumption of water by 20% by the end of 2016.

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