CBFM receives ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification at Masdar City


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CBFM receives ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification at Masdar City


CBFM has been awarded the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) certification for the provision of facilities management services at Masdar City.

Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has been awarded the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) certification for the provision of facilities management services at Masdar City.

The EnMS framework ensures energy management activities are carried out in a systematic manner to improve energy performance. Objectives and targets are regularly set and reviewed to drive year on year energy performance improvement for Masdar City.

The EnMS includes the understanding of the premises efficiency and benchmarking, and setting objectives and targets to improve energy performance. Opportunities are identified and managed through the CAFM system, whilst an operational control plan which includes operational and management best practices is created. Annual energy audits are carried out, and all employees receive the required energy management awareness training to ensure consistency throughout the company.

CBFM was initially awarded the 3-year facilities management contract for Masdar City in January 2017. The scope of services includes full hard, soft and civil facility management services including operations and maintenance of electrical systems, HVAC and ventilation systems, potable water, fire detection systems, life-safety critical systems, elevators, BMS, low voltage systems and civil infrastructure work.
Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban communities, is a rapidly growing clean-tech cluster, business freezone and residential neighbourhood containing one of the largest groups of low-carbon buildings in the world.

Masdar City is currently experiencing the most rapid development in its history. More than 176,000 square metres of completed buildings are fully leased and occupied, while a further 740,000 square metres of projects at Masdar City have firm development agreements in place, including schools, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants and private homes.

The community is currently home to approximately 500 registered companies and organisations, including the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Siemens, GE, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Schneider Electric.

About Cofely Besix Facility Management                                         

Cofely Besix Facility Management LLC is a joint-venture established in 2008 by Cofely and the BESIX Group, to provide first-class integrated facility management services in the Middle East.

Cofely is part of ENGIE, a worldwide energy leader. The Group has been present in the Middle East region for 30 years, where it develops large gas and power infrastructures and provides energy services. The BESIX Group, active for more than 50 years in the Middle East, has a wide range of experience of real estate and infrastructure construction.

The strengths of these two companies were combined in order to deliver the most critical part of facility management – the maintenance of technical installations and energy management.

Cofely Besix Facility Management delivers an Integrated Facility Management Model which provides the ability to offer multiple services on multiple sites, all through a single point of contact. That means that we offer a complete range of maintenance, cleaning, management solutions and essential multi-disciplinary trades, supported via a 24/7 call centre, to every industry sector, from residential and commercial to educational and airports.

Clients include The Emirates Group, Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountains, Emirates Real Estate Corporation, Masdar, Yas Island and Adar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, to name a few.


We have chosen to integrate the EnMS into our CAFM system to assure ourselves of a standardised use, management and monitoring of utility consumptions and carbon emissions.explained Bart Holsters, Operations Manager of Cofely Besix Facility Management.

Moreover, this integration with our CAFM platform enables us to manage, share and benchmark energy conservation measures (ECMs) in a centralised manner which, in turn empowers knowledge sharing across our organisation.added Holsters.

In partnership with Masdar City, we have proven that an energy management system a client might already have in place can be shaped easily into a standardized ISO50001 EnMS model. Ultimately our goal is to make sure energy efficiency becomes a mandatory target, whilst preserving our precious environment.concluded Holsters.

We welcome the award of this certification, which demonstrates the robustness of energy management activities at Masdar City, as well as reflecting our commitment to constantly improving energy performance.said Holsters.

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