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Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ Shopping Malls across the UAE join hands to promote energy conservation
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2013 - Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ six shopping malls across the UAE are promoting energy conversation by participating in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23rd. A global event, more than 6,950 cities and towns and 152 countries and territories take part in Earth Hour each year with the common goal to protect the planet.
This initiative underscores the Group’s wider commitment to environmentally sustainable initiatives and several of its malls have already received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications for their ‘eco-friendliness’ including Gold for Mirdif City Centre and Silver for Fujairah City Centre.
For 60 minutes, from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, all non-essential lights such as external signage, building facade, external landscaping and office lights will be turned off at Ajman City Centre, Deira City Centre, Fujairah City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre and Sharjah City Centre. In addition, car parks will have lights dimmed to 30-33% or pole lights will be lit, if lights are off for safety reasons. Public interior lights of the mall will also stay on for the security of mall visitors.
“Earth Hour is a world-wide event to raise awareness about the importance of energy conservation and Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ malls across the UAE are joining hands to send a unified message,” said Fuad Sharaf, Senior Director, Property Management for Majid Al Futtaim Properties. “This is an important initiative we have supported over the years, and we are pleased to be participating again. Collectively, we hope we can make a difference towards championing energy sustainability in the region.”