Finance centre shines bright with LEDs
Traditional lightbulbs are to be phased out across the Dubai International Financial Centre and be replaced with LEDs, as part of efforts to go green. Some 28,500 lights, including street lighting, will be swapped for brighter and more environmentally friendly alternatives. DIFC and the Etihad Energy Service Company signed the deal yesterday. It is estimated to improve energy efficiency and sustainability, and according to the contract, DIFC will achieve 72 per cent on lighting in annual savings over six years. The financial centre is home to 1,445 registered companies, with a workforce of 19,808 employees, due to triple by 2024.