The initiative encourages household owners to benefit from the ‘My Sustainable Living’ programme.
With mercury rising, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched its fifth ‘Let’s Make This Summer Green’ campaign. This year’s campaign, themed ‘Start Conserving Now’, has a number of simple guidelines to reduce the use of electricity and water in summer and help customers to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
The initiative encourages household owners to benefit from the ‘My Sustainable Living’ programme, which enables customers to compare their monthly electricity and water use with the average of similarly efficient homes.
“Between 2009 and 2019, Dewa’s conservation programmes and initiatives achieved cumulative savings of 2.2 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity and 7.8 billion gallons of water. This is equivalent to saving Dh1.3 billion, reducing 1.136 million tonnes of carbon emissions. These savings show Dewa’s efforts to achieve its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation and demonstrate that it is a socially responsible government organisation,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.
“Dewa strives to engage all customers and society to promote sustainable development by adopting daily simple habits and a responsible lifestyle for electricity and water to protect the nation’s resources. The large turnout for DEWA’s initiatives raised awareness about achieving sustainability and protecting the environment. This encourages us to launch more innovative initiatives that encourage stakeholders to be more responsible and promote competitiveness among them to reduce their usage and lower their carbon footprint,” said Khawla Al Mehairi, executive vice-president of strategy and government communications at Dewa.
The three-month campaign will be communicated on Dewa’s social media as well as its internal and external channels.
How to be part of Dewa summer drive
> Log onto your account on Dewa’s website or smart app
> Update consumption patterns file to benefit from conservation tips, tailored to each customer.
Tips from Dewa for sustainable living this summer
> Adjust the AC temperature to 24°C
> Use curtains, drapes, shades and reflective materials to reduce the heat entering through your glass or windows
> Fix water leaks
> Replace conventional bulbs with LED bulbs
> Run your dishwasher only when it is full to make the best use of water, energy and detergent
> Wait till you have a full load of laundry before running the machine. Reduce the temperature at which your washing machine operates
> Dryers consume a lot of electricity. Take advantage of the sunshine and hang your clothes to dry.
> Set the fridge temperature to 4°C or to the manufacturer’s recommendation
> Keep your freezer temperature at -18°C
> Instal a water-efficient showerhead with a flow rate of less than 8 litres per minute
> Instal aerators on your kitchen and bathroom faucets to reduce faucet water use by up to 40%
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