Wed 18-10-2017 12:07 PM
ABU DHABI, 18th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, FAIC, and Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of rationalising consumption throughout its facilities.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Saeed Abdullah bin Mutlaq Al Ghafli, Director-General of FAIC, and Mohamed Mohamed Saleh, Director-General of FEWA, and aims to develop a joint strategy for cooperation and coordination to raise awareness of the importance of a culture of rationalisation and conservation of energy and water resources among the FAIC’s employees and its customers as one of the moral and religious values.
Commenting on the signing, Dr. Al Ghafli said that the agreement comes within the framework of FAIC to pursue a culture of rationalisation of consumption, especially in energy and water resources, to contribute to protecting the environment in the state. It supports projects that sustain their natural resources and reduce the causes of pollution generated especially from excessive consumption of energy resources.
Dr. Al Ghafli said that since 2014, FAIC has adopted the "Green Buildings" initiative, which aims to transform all its facilities into environmentally friendly buildings that rely on the efficient use of electricity, water and other resources by providing them with energy efficient systems. Accordingly, FAIC has decreased its carbon footprint in its permanent centres all over the state to 7 tons per person, according to a study conducted by FAIC in cooperation with Masdar.
The FEWA Director-General said that the authority is constantly seeking to develop specific mechanisms for cooperation and coordination with its various strategic partners from both the public and private sectors, with the aim of reducing electricity and water consumption.
[Image credit: Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, FAIC]