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Imdaad supports client’s energy efficient goals with breakthrough iNOC technology

Global smart building market poised for USD 36398.7 million mark

Smart building solutions find footing in UAE with Abu Dhabi International Building Code & Dubai’s Al Safat

·        Imdaad supports client’s energy efficient goals with breakthrough iNOC technology

UAE August 03, 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the GCC, has expressed that buildings owners in the GCC are not harnessing the full potential of building management systems (BMS), noting that 80 per cent of these systems still operate manually. Despite talks about integration of BMS with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) with the help of state-of-the-art technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), there has been a moderate response from buildings owners in acknowledging smart building solutions.

Imdaad supports client’s energy efficient goals with breakthrough iNOC technology


The international smart building market is expected to touch USD 36398.7 million by 2020 from USD 7260 million in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38 per cent according to a recent report. Quick to respond to this global trend, the GCC continues to bolster its smart building solutions sector with the implementation of strict environmental regulations.

The UAE is leading the way in this collaboration with more than two-thirds of the 1,236 Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-certified projects. It is also the frontrunner in the region in implementing unified building codes for new buildings. Since 2014, the Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC) standards have become compulsory for all projects in the emirate.

Dubai, on the other hand, has recently launched the green building rating system called Al Safat, which classifies facilities under the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. Every building constructed in the emirate after 2014 has to adhere to the minimum Bronze requirement to receive a permit. The new building codes not only support EXPO 2020’s theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ through ‘Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability’ but also facilitate Dubai’s move towards becoming a smart city. They also complement Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 7 per cent of the emirate’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, increasing its capacity to 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050.

Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “Initially, building owners were not aware of the numerous benefits of smart building technologies such as energy efficiency, building longevity, and enhanced living experiences for residents. Moreover, due to a lack of incentives and the cost involved, even facilities management (FM) companies were not enthusiastic to adopt energy saving solutions. However, the implementation of the new codes in the UAE have brought about a definite change in the mind-set of people, including our clients who have started requesting for green building solutions.”

According to a recent study by technology firm Honeywell International, the Middle East’s average smart building score is 48 out of 100 with Doha leading with 70 points, followed by Dubai at 65 and Abu Dhabi at 48. The survey also reported that airports in the region have a score of 80 while hotels are second at 57, followed by hospitals at 56 and retail at 52. Those with the lowest average scores are private offices at 46, high-rise residential buildings at 45, and educational facilities at 41.

“At Imdaad, we strive to comply with local laws as well as help our clients achieve operational and energy efficiency goals. Our award-winning technology – Integrated Network Operations Centre (iNOC) – along with the use of IoT can enable clients to save typically around 10 to 20 per cent on their annual energy bill, depending on a building’s arrangement. Building management through iNOC does not require an on-site BMS operator, thus saving additional costs,” concluded Lootah.

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Imdaad to showcase new facilities management innovations at FM Expo 2016



May 22 2016,  15.31 PM IST || Pocket News Alert


May 22, 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the GCC, has announced its participation at the 2016 FM Expo, the leading Middle East facilities management event, taking place from May 23 to 25, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Participating as the Integrated Facilities Management (FM) Partner, Imdaad will host a stand at Za’beel Hall 6, F120, set up completely from recycled materials.

Imdaad to showcase new facilities management innovations at FM Expo 2016


During the fair, Imdaad will showcase the latest technologies in integrated FM, including new approaches to environmental and waste management solutions as the industry looks to align business operations to best practices that reduce the environmental impact of buildings.

Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO of Imdaad, said: “As more companies the world over seek for sustainable ways to manage our natural resources, the built environment sector has also been stepping up its game to come up with new technologies and adapt to conserve energy and reduce their carbon footprint in the most intelligent and efficient manner. Through FM Expo, we hope to keep up with our reputation in bringing innovation to the Middle East market.”

Part of the Community Management Week, FM Expo expects to engage nearly 9,000 professionals in networking and finding new business deals. Having earned a reputation for its commitment to incorporate environmental sustainability in its businesses, Imdaad promises to offer participants with technological trends and best practices that could help them engage in efficient use of resources, while saving costs and becoming more aware of their environmental responsibility.

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Imdaad appoints new Executive Director for Environment Department



January 28 2016,  13.56 PM IST || Pocket News Alert


UAE, January 28, 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities and waste management solutions in the GCC, has recently appointed Marc Esteve as the Executive Director for its Environment department with the aim to reorganize the division according to the company’s green policies. Esteve brings with him over 24 years of exceptional professional experience in developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies, policies and programs. He will continue to evolve the department in line with the latest guidelines to promote sustainable development.



Prior to joining Imdaad, Esteve was the Senior General Manager – Emerging Business for ETA FM. He has also worked with various subsidiaries of SITA (Suez) including the role of Managing Director for TRASHCO LLC, Dubai for over 12 years in the field of Waste and Water Management. He held also the position of Secretary General for the French Business Council (FBC) from 2001 to 2003.



Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, commented: “Imdaad welcomes Marc Esteve to our team in Dubai. With his remarkable environmental expertise, especially in waste and wastewater management, he will effectively guide the department to attain new levels of success. Imdaad looks forward to contributing towards the UAE’s drive to attain sustainability by offering eco-friendly solutions for facilities and waste management. We are confident that Esteve will utilize his extensive experience to provide a new direction to our Environment Department.”



Esteve holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IAE Aix en Provence and a Bachelor’s Degree (DESCAF) from Sup de Co Sophia-Antipolis in France.



“The UAE’s growing awareness about environmental challenges and efforts to attain sustainable development is remarkable. In addition, the rising demand for efficient, effective and green facilities and waste management solutions has created tremendous opportunities in the environmental field. I am glad to be joining Imdaad’s Environment Department to continue its drive towards growth and expansion in the region.” concluded Esteve.



Imdaad has gained a strong reputation in the region as an adopter and implementer of the latest facilities management technologies and practices. The company acquires eco-friendly equipment and prioritizes sustainability across all its operations. It also conducts recycling training for its clients, corporate partners and staff, in addition to providing free recycling bins in certain projects where it handles waste management and collection services.

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Imdaad participates in Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2016 to raise awareness on current environmental challenges



 January 25 2016,  17.20 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

UAE, January 25, 2016 – In line with its corporate social responsibility efforts, Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy solutions in the GCC, joined thousands of runners from across the country to participate in the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon which took place on January 22, 2016. The company used the marathon as a platform to address global environmental issues as well as highlight the importance of waste segregation as a way to achieve sustainability.

‘Khaddour’ – a fun-loving green leaf character and the mascot of Imdaad’s flagship CSR program, Be’ati (‘My Environment’), was prominently present at the marathon to educate and inform participants and audience about the significance of waste recycling. The company’s employees actively ran in the marathon along with the mascot to promote the message of environmental sustainability. Khaddour also highlighted the global efforts to protect the environment through engaging activities. In 2015, Khaddour visited 55 schools in the UAE and met 30,000 students as part of Bea’ti School Program to raise awareness about sustainable environmental practices among them.

Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said; “Imdaad has actively involved itself in CSR initiatives launched by other public and private sector organizations. The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is one such event that has positioned itself as a premier road race in Dubai’s annual calendar and we were extremely delighted to participate in yet another edition of the marathon. It also gave us an excellent opportunity to interact with the participants, especially parents with young kids, to raise awareness about the current environmental challenges and educate them to adopt sustainable practices for a greener, better planet for the next generation.”

Imdaad participates in Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2016 to raise awareness on current environmental challenges


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Imdaad renews facilities management services contract with Hamdan Sports Complex



 January 17 2016,  15.43 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Company to provide innovative, sustainable & integrated FM solutions for two years





UAE, January 17, 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy solutions in the GCC, has recently renewed its facilities management services contract for the Hamdan Sports Complex, the world’s biggest multi-purpose facility in Middle East designed to host world-class events. Under the terms of the renewed agreement, the company will continue to provide comprehensive FM services to the sporting facility, including hard FM and waste management, for the next two years. A team of technically proficient FM professionals will be on-site round-the-clock to ensure proper functioning of all systems in the complex.



Among the FM services provided by Imdaad are heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP); fire protection; solar heating system; underwater cameras; security and access control; and lifeguard monitoring, among others. It also renders specialist systems such as Omega display, timing, public address, and broadcasting to the Hamdan Sports Complex.



Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “Imdaad has been providing FM services to Hamdan Sports Complex since its opening and the renewal of the contract is a strategic achievement which reinforces its position as the foremost FM service provider in the region. Through our services, we strive to add value to the facility while ensuring its efficient and sustainable operation through our energy-saving solutions. Moreover, we conduct preventive as well as predictive maintenance to make sure that all systems at the complex are fully operational at all times. We are confident that, through our innovative services, Hamdan Sports Complex will continue to be a leading sporting arena in the UAE.”



The Hamdan Sports Complex is the region’s multi-integrated sporting arena located on Emirates Road. Spread over 24 hectares of land, it has a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators and is capable of hosting leading sporting events, including aquatic sports championships, 13 different sports such as basketball, tennis, boxing and martial arts, and other non-sport events, with the full support of Dubai Sports Council.



H.E. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council and Vice Chairman of Hamdan Sports Complex, said: “The recent renewal of our collaboration reflects excellent working relationship between both parties. The new contract signals the continuation of our common long-standing commitment to work hand-in-hand in order to provide the highest quality of services. Imdaad’s top-of-the-line FM solutions fully complement Hamdan Sports Complex’s goals of providing world-class arena in support of the country’s sports sector and showcasing the UAE’s capacity to successfully host international sporting events. We at Hamdan Sports Complex welcome the renewal of our agreement as we look forward to a new period of fruitful cooperation with the leading FM company.”



Imdaad has gained a strong reputation in the region as an adopter and implementer of the latest facilities and waste management technologies and practices. Over the years, its wide portfolio of products and services has given it the advantage of delivering unique world-class turnkey solutions to its clients, which no one else in today’s FM market can match. Imdaad not only uses eco-friendly equipment and prioritizes sustainability across all its operations but also conducts recycling training for its clients, corporate partners, and staff. In addition, it provides free recycling bins in certain projects where it handles waste management and collection services.

Imdaad renews facilities management services contract with Hamdan Sports Complex


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