BMS, Masdar, Sustainability

Masdar and BMS sign MoU to build sustainable projects

Masdar and MDC Business Management Services (BMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the aim of delivering more energy and water efficient projects in the UAE, Construction Week Online reported.

The two companies will jointly use their experience of sustainability capabilities and facilities management to help companies in the Emirates build more efficient properties, while reducing costs.

The IPIC Square complex will be the first project undertaken by Masdar and BMS, involving the development of an asset management system and the delivery of energy, water and waste benchmarking analysis.

The project aims to provide recommended no- or low-cost enhancement measures while pursuing the possibility of an internationally recognised accreditation for the facility.

Nasir Al Nabhani, managing director, BMS, said: “Linking our asset management and value engineering background with Masdar’s energy, waste and water conservation specialism, we will be able to offer a unique service that could generate substantial savings, provide optimised operational efficiency, international accreditation recognition, and achieve corporate social responsibility targets for our customers.”

Masdar recently announced a partnership with Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to deliver a Building Retrofit Training (BRT) Programme, a series of workshops to bridge the knowledge-gap in building efficiency among all stakeholders in the industry.

Earlier this year, it was announced that construction is currently underway for Phase 2 of Masdar City designed by CBT, which focuses on pedestrian-oriented community master plan.