Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) team up with KAHRAMAA’s National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, Tarsheed, to train their employees on energy and water conservation. The training, focused on resource conservation was in line with the mandate of HH The Emir’s 2030 vision for sustainable development.
The training was facilitated by KAHRAMAA, part of a Memorandum of Understanding that provides a framework for Qatar Airways and HIA to work together on technical initiatives, as well as build staff and community awareness in relation to water conservation, energy efficiency systems, and renewable energy.
The training session, involving around 50 delegates from the airline and airport facilities management teams, was hosted at the corporate offices of Qatar Airways. Subjects covered a wide range of technical topics, including air conditioning systems, fans, pumps, lighting, motors, water conservation and energy efficiency.
In addition to the technical training, KAHRAMAA is also planning energy and water audits at HIA’s award-winning passenger terminal and at the Qatar Airways head offices, allowing both to apply recommendations to further improve energy efficiency.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that they are proud to contribute to Qatar National Vision 2030. He said that their partnership with KAHRAMAA is an excellent example of collaboration towards a shared goal for sustainable development in Qatar.
We are very pleased to receive training from KAHRAMAA’s experts on energy and water conservation. The technical advice received will enhance the practical measures we are taking to improve our environmental performance for electricity and water consumption across our operations.’
KAHRAMAA President, Engineer Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari said that the partnership aims to support Tarsheed’s goal in bringing down carbon dioxide emissions in Qatar by six million tonnes and per capita consumption of electricity by 8% and of water by 15% by 2022.
KAHRAMAA launched Tarsheed in 2012 under the generous patronage of HH The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Tarsheed focuses on conservation technology standardisation. In addition to community development and awareness, it aims to encourage all communities and sectors in the country to use energy efficiently. The programme has succeeded to bring down the per capita consumption of electricity (18%) and water (20%) by the end of 2016.