TAQATI and Etihad ESCO Collaborate for a Course to be Acknowledged Globally

TAQATI, the office for the Dubai Energy Efficiency Strategy, set up under Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) launched a course on building commissioning. It will be a comprehensive course in the MENA (the Middle East & North Africa) region. The course will have global recognition. It is in partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) led by TAQATI and initiated by the Government of Dubai as part of the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program.

The training program will offer technical details and the core principles of different processes of building commissioning like designs, installations, functionality tests, etc. The Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) course is developed by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The course will provide information on commissioning for new buildings, retro-commissioning, and the best practices for smart building commissioning. The course is divided into 12 modules to give due advantage to the property owners, engineers. Architects, developers, consultants, facility managers, auditors, ESCOs, and other related people. The CBCP course will begin on April 28, 2019, till May 2, 2019, at the BUiD campus. After the completion of the course, the attendees will have to pass the CBCP examination to qualify for the CBCP certification.

Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO commented on the importance of CBCP to enhance the skills and knowledge of the employees. He considered this course as a move to elevate the standard of the professionals engaged in energy efficiency initiatives in Dubai while ensuring a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2030. Jassim said: ?We are proud to be the first organization to introduce this internationally recognized training course in the entire MENA region, a move that reflects our commitment to helping build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai?s target of 30 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2030.?

The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program took off in April 2018 and its second session is comprised of 18 sessions divided into 12 modules to upgrade the skills of the professionals and stakeholders in Dubai?s energy sector. Jassim highlighted CBCP course as evidence of its commitment to the industry while providing better options for the individual development of the employees. He concluded, ?We will always strive to offer contemporary training courses to ensure quality and excellence in the energy efficiency market via our Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program. We will offer more new and advanced training courses such as CBCP to our target market in the coming months.?

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