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Emrill is further emphasising the importance of adhering to internationally recognised cleaning standards by doubling the number of BICSc certified trainers at its Centre of Excellence in Dubai. This month, the new batch of BICSc certified trainers receive their certifications raising the number of trainers to eight which will enable Emrill to provide an increased […]

fmME Awards 2017 Winners honoured in Dubai

The winners of the fmME Awards 2017 were revealed during gala ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on 16 May, 2017.   Prizes were up for grabs across 15 categories, and with two awards each, BK Gulf, Emrill Services, Grako, and Macro International were among the evening’s biggest winners.   Emrill […]

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FM Insights – Retrofit Feature – Jason Ruehland

RETROFIT – The Cornerstone of sustainable buildings

Facility management plays a key role in ensuring that existing buildings are able to meet modern sustainability standards, but it needs support of the industry players.

Jason Ruehland, Managing Director of Emrill talks about Retrofitting in UAE in the recent issue of FM Insight magazine.

"In the last year, energy costs in Dubai have risen by 40% to 21fils/kWh. This will continue to increase as the Government looks to streamline its energy subsidy policy and reduce electricity consumption. The majority of the building stock is now 10-15 years old and operated with inefficient equipment and no building management systems. Some buildings are wasting millions of dirhams in electricity every year, and this is due to the lack of cash reserves (sinking funds) to invest in retrofits and know-how to make their buildings more efficient without compromising building environment and air quality.


Emrill is one of the first government certified companies to carry out energy services and our approach is fairly simple, we provide a detailed energy survey that outlines the savings that can be achieved which amount to approximately 25-35%. We detail the retrofit work that needs to be carried out for that particular building or complex. Our clients then have two choices, we can fund the full retrofit and use some of the energy savings to pay off the retrofit costs or on the other hand, they can fund the retrofit themselves and retain a large share of the savings. Generally, 90% of our clients opt for us to fund the retrofit.” Jason Ruehland, Managing Director