KEZAD Communities, a real estate investment company specializing in staff residential solutions,
and Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a prominent energy efficiency capacity builder and a
subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), have announced a collaboration
agreement for energy efficiency projects in Abu Dhabi.
The signing ceremony was attended by Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Undersecretary of the Abu
Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), and Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, CEO of Khalifa Economic
Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group. The agreement was signed by Abdulaziz A. Bawazeer, CEO of
KEZAD Communities, and Khalid Mohammed Al Qubaisi, CEO of ADES.
This partnership aims to leverage the strengths of both organizations to advance Abu Dhabi’s
Demand Side Management and Energy Rationalization Strategy 2030. The strategy sets targets of a
22 percent reduction in power consumption and a 32 percent reduction in water consumption.
The memorandum of understanding also aligns with the UAE Circular Economy Policy 2021-2023,
which promotes sustainable consumption patterns to minimize environmental impact.
Under the agreement, ADES will serve as the project developer, identifying opportunities to improve
water and electricity consumption efficiency in facilities operated by KEZAD Communities. ADES will
conduct assessments of current consumption patterns and provide a comprehensive study outlining
recommendations for enhancing consumption efficiency, leading to tangible savings for KEZAD
This collaboration will drive the growth of the local energy services market, enabling organizations to
future-proof their operations while delivering economic and environmental sustainability benefits to
KEZAD Communities. Both parties reaffirm their commitment to supporting the UAE’s National Net
Zero by 2050 objectives through this alliance.
Abdulaziz A. Bawazeer, CEO of KEZAD Communities, said, “Sustainability has always been a major
focus for KEZAD Group. As the premier developer and operator of staff residential accommodations
across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, we are keen to ensure that water and power consumption within
the 40 staff accommodations we manage is efficient and sustainable. Our collaboration with ADES
ensures that we not only understand the consumption patterns, but also have a clear plan in place
for sustainable and efficient use of resources, while remaining environmentally friendly.”
Khalid Al Qubaisi, CEO of ADES, commented, “In the Year of Sustainability, we are thrilled to join
forces with KEZAD Communities, a forward-thinking organisation that echoes our vision for a
sustainable future. The MoU paves the way for ADES and KEZAD Communities to harness cutting-
edge energy efficiency measures to reduce energy demand and, subsequently, mitigate greenhouse
The agreement outlines key areas of cooperation between ADES and KEZAD Communities, such as
improving building retrofit operations by upgrading or optimising systems to boost water and
electricity efficiency while lowering consumption.
The partnership will also focus on energy sustainability programmes, fostering energy efficiency
initiatives, and devising strategies to optimise water and electricity consumption.
Additionally, both parties will work together to raise behavioural awareness and instill energy-saving
habits among stakeholders, while actively facilitating the implementation of programs designed to
achieve energy efficiency benchmarks and targets. This holistic approach will promote sustainable
practices, optimize resource utilization, and contribute to a cleaner, greener future for Abu Dhabi and
The signing of this agreement follows recent collaborative project unveilings between ADES and
multiple Abu Dhabi government entities, demonstrating ADES’s steadfast dedication to establishing
strategic alliances that reinforce the United Arab Emirates’ sustainability objectives. By joining forces
with prominent stakeholders, ADES continues to play a pivotal role in propelling the expansion of the
local energy services market and spearheading Abu Dhabi’s progression towards a greener, more
KEZAD Communities, a KEZAD Group company, under the AD Ports Group’s Economic Cities &
Free Zones, oversees more than 40 staff accommodations within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with
more than 450,000 beds. The company recently completed its merger with Eskan Al Jamaee. With
an equity value of approximately AED 7 billion, it is one of the largest such businesses in the UAE.