A cool new way to be Sus­tain­able

For Qatar Cool, sus­tain­abil­ity is no longer just about do­ing busi­ness re­spon­si­bly – it is also about iden­ti­fy­ing key so­cial and sus­tain­abil­ity chal­lenges, and find­ing ways to work with oth­ers to re­solve them.

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Be­ing a re­spon­si­ble and sus­tain­able Qatari or­gan­i­sa­tion is of the ut­most im­por­tance to us. We be­lieve that district cool­ing has a crit­i­cal role to play in the coun­try's de­vel­op­ment and the Na­tional Vi­sion 2030. Qatar Cool com­mits to re­duc­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal risks, pre­serv­ing nat­u­ral re­sources and im­prov­ing eco­nomic growth and op­por­tu­ni­ties. Qatar Cool en­sures that the growth of op­er­a­tions is un­der­taken in a sus­tain­able and re­spon­si­ble man­ner. We aim at be­ing a re­spon­si­ble em­ployer and adopting val­ues and stan­dards de­signed to help guide our staff in our con­duct and busi­ness re­la­tion­ships. The com­pany recog­nises its re­spon­si­bil­ity and in­tegrity in meet­ing best prac­tice bench­marks when in­ter­act­ing with its em­ploy­ees and stake­hold­ers.

En­vi­ron­ment

Qatar Cool takes the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of district cool­ing very se­ri­ously. Although district cool­ing has min­i­mal en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact and en­ergy con­sump­tion com­pared to con­ven­tional cool­ing sys­tems, there are ad­di­tional method­olo­gies to fur­ther op­ti­mize en­vi­ron­men­tal sav­ings. Qatar Cool con­trib­utes sub­stan­tially to the en­vi­ron­ment; we have achieved the re­duc­tion of over 150 mil­lion kilo­grams of car­bon diox­ide from the at­mos­phere in 2016 alone. This is equiv­a­lent to re­mov­ing over 28,000 thou­sand ve­hi­cles from the roads or plant­ing 15 mil­lion ma­ture trees.

District cool­ing plants are op­er­ated more ef­fi­ciently with less harm to the en­vi­ron­ment by elim­i­nat­ing such things as car­bon diox­ide, pos­si­ble gas leaks and noise pol­lu­tion. Qatar Cool has put into ac­tion the switch from potable wa­ter to Treated Sewage Ef­flu­ent (TSE) as make-up wa­ter in our West Bay plants, thus sav­ing a vi­tal nat­u­ral re­source. TSE in the Mid­dle East and other Gulf coun­tries is a re­source that is un­der­ex­ploited. Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties in Qatar have de­vel­oped a con­ser­va­tion plan with all ma­jor district cool­ing com­pa­nies in the coun­try, which have ac­cess to read­ily avail­able TSE to make the switch from potable wa­ter to TSE.

Qatar Cool's third plant in the West Bay District, which is cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion, is the first cool­ing plant in Qatar to achieve Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign (LEED) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The plant, once op­er­a­tional, will op­er­ate us­ing TSE as its make-up wa­ter.

Qatar Cool is fo­cused on in­creas­ing the aware­ness of district cool­ing val­ues and ben­e­fits while stress­ing sus­tain­abil­ity and con­ser­va­tion in the coun­try. To do this we sup­port sev­eral con­fer­ences/sem­i­nars fo­cused on district cool­ing, sus­tain­abil­ity and the fu­ture of Qatar.

Com­mu­nity

Qatar Cool's CSR ob­jec­tives re­flect the com­mit­ment of the or­gan­i­sa­tion's re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards so­ci­ety, users and the en­vi­ron­ment lo­cally, re­gion­ally and

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