Reducing our Footprint

Reducing our Footprint

In relative terms, ADCB's operations are not energy and natural resource-intensive. Nevertheless, we consciously seek to reduce our impact on global climate change by improving efficiencies in energy and resource consumption. We actively measure our energy consumption and take a variety of measures to reduce and conserve it. Similarly, we measure and report our greenhouse gas emissions and our natural resource consumption.

Water Consumption

Decrease in water consumption*

ADCB has been increasingly introducing water saver washers to its buildings and branches since 2015, with the net effect of reducing water consumption by reducing the quantity of water in the taps without affecting the flow.

Electricity Consumption

ADCB has introduced several initiatives over the years in an endeavour to reduce our electricity consumption and environmental footprint. These include:

  • Installing occupancy light sensors in office cabins to reduce energy consumption by switching off automatically when the staff occupant is away from the office. Initiated in 2015, this exercise continued in 2017 as and when offices were refurbished.
  • Setting office temperature at 23-24C and air conditioning chillers are controlled remotely by an energy saving service provider. During off-peak hours, chillers are switched off to maintain a minimum required temperature, which reduces power consumption and costs and the durability of the equipment. Our subsidiary ADCE ensures that environmental sustainability is managed through key professional managers who consider building orientation and exposure so as to reduce heat gain and infiltration through exposure, and are required to use low COP chiller equipment.
  • LED lighting is now used on all new projects and, as and when existing lighting is replaced, through our facilities management department, as well as our subsidiaries. In 2017, our subsidiary ADCP commenced installing LED lighting fixtures across all of its offices and branches.
  • ADCP entered into an agreement in 2017 with GE's energy start-up Current, powered by GE, to increase energy efficiency throughout the projects ADCP manages.

Waste Management

ADCB has partnered with two waste management companies in the UAE to ensure the proper treatment of unwanted materials relevant to the business lifecycle process, including a recycling programme for waste management of plastics, paper and cardboard. As well, our subsidiary ADCP introduced a full waste management at several of the properties under its management in 2016 and, in 2017 the programme was well into implementation across over 2,100 properties under management, along with a complimentary awareness campaign at all ADCP-managed properties.

Our engineering subsidiary ADCE also introduced construction waste segregation for concrete and wood starting in 2016.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management

ADCE, ADCB's engineering subsidiary, became the first ADCB subsidiary to earn ISO certification for its management of environmental impact in August 2013. ADCE undergoes every year surveillance audit visits to ensure continuous maintenance of its integrated management system.

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* as at 31 Dec 2018.