Qatar Cool supports 'Plant Million Trees' initiative
October 04 2021 10:10 PM
Officials at the ceremony
Officials at the ceremony

Qatar Cool held a small ceremony to mark the support of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) initiative, ‘Plant Million Trees’ by planting 300 trees in one of the district cooling plants in the West Bay area.
Nahar al-Mutawah, chief - Operations and Services, said: “District cooling advances environmental sustainability by being more energy efficient, reducing CO2 emissions and utilising treated wastewater in its operations. With Qatar Cool’s environmental savings over the past 11 years, it was natural to support the ministry in their initiative. To date, Qatar Cool has saved over 5bn kWh of energy and reduced over 3bn tonnes of CO2. To put this in perspective, that is equivalent to removing over 570,000 cars off the road or planting over 300mn trees.
"These figures show our operational contribution to the environment, whereas supporting local initiatives, as a Qatari company, such as the 'Plant Million Trees' allows us to further put our savings back into the country and have a tangible reminder of the sustainable achievements of district cooling. We were honoured to be a part of this initiative and thankful to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and look forward to further supporting the country and the Qatar National Vision 2030."
The cooling plant is nestled among the Doha skyline in West Bay and boasts of its own garden connecting the thermal energy storage tank and the main cooling plant building. The garden is among many environmental features of the cooling plant and makes it the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) plant in Qatar, a press statement notes.
Qatar Cool CEO Yasser al-Jaidah said, “Qatar Cool is active in our efforts to further improve and advance sustainable operations in the district cooling industry. Further, giving back to our community and supporting our country is paramount, we are a proud Qatari company and that reflects in everything we do, we will continue to make every effort to make Qatar a greener more sustainable environment."

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