The CEO of Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) Mohanad Al Shaikh said “we strive to offer sustainable and efficient solutions to Saudi universities, which have significantly reduced energy and water consumption, especially during peak time” as the consumption of energy is projected to increase three-times in the coming decade.
Owing to the scarcity of water, water cooled systems were ruled out for cooling Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University since the quantity of water needed for these systems is not viable in a place like Riyadh. Instead, it was narrowed down to air-cooled solution. Air cooled systems are used in both commercial and industrial facilities to cool refrigerants and to remove moisture from the air. Air-cooled systems are easy to install and work efficiently, making them a perfect choice for the temporary or emergency application.
This solution helped saving 2.8 million liters of treated water per day. By saving 2 liters every day, sufficient drinking water can be provided for 1,400,000 people annually. Furthermore, this solution limits the harmful emissions and is environmentally friendly.