The Gems Dubai American Academy has won the distinction of being the first school in the region to clinch an innovation award for integrating a technology called TermoDeck into its framework.
The technology adapts an energy saving approach and is one of the pioneers in the industry. Thus, GEMS became the first thermal energy storage school of its kind.
The technology was integrated into the school in the wake of an agreement that was undertaken with Eco-Structures International, an entity that provides indoor air quality systems.
The project to induct the technology into the school also won the UAE’s Education Project of the Year and was selected as the GCC winner at the recently held MEED Project Award under the ‘Best Innovation Category’.
The Superintendent and CEO at Gems Dubai American Academy, Tammy Murphy, said: “In the GCC, approximately 70% of power is used for air-conditioning alone. With the installation of advanced technology following our agreement with Eco-Structures, our eco footprint can be significantly reduced while saving costs and providing students and teachers with the best air quality possible.We are also proud to have received the prestigious MEED Project Award as our project stands for quality, innovation and environmental protection”.