Jumeirah Corniche gets a green makeover


By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: The jogging track spanning seven kilometres that is part of the Jumeirah Corniche project boasts a host of environment friendly features. The materials that have gone into the making of the track as well as the lighting system used for the project should rank it among the greenest such ventures in the country.

According to designers working on the project, the lighting system installed along the jogging track consumes 50 per cent less power then conventional lamps.

“Not only will the LED system that we are installing consume 50 per cent less energy, it will also ensure less carbon dioxide emissions, reduced operational cost and no use of high pressure sodium and CMH lamps,” said Essam Al Mazroui, Managing Director of Bahri and Mazroei Group, which is implementing the system.

The multi-million contract mandates implementation of sustainable lighting solutions that integrate smart technology embedded in the light poles to enable multiple functions targeting reduced power consumption and operational costs, in addition to enhancing the distinctive identity and aesthetic character of the city. More info