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Jumeirah Beach Residence

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With 36 residential towers, five hotel towers, 100 + restaurants and an ability to accommodate 15,000 people over 70,000 m2, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is now one of the largest mixed use developments in the Middle East.

During the construction of JBR, the design of which had always incorporated a manual waste collection strategy based on conventional bins, the developer concluded that traditional waste collection would not effectively handle the projected waste volumes of 35 tons each day.

The decision to implement Envac’s Pneumatic Waste Collection System (PWCS) saved the developer time, space and costs related to the manual collection of waste.

Since 2007 Envac has operated two PWCS servicing all the 36 residential buildings, the 4 hotels and over 100 restaurants.

Envac proved its flexibility by adding extra inlet capacity in 2011 to accommodate waste generated from additional commercial areas that were not anticipated when the initial design for JBR was undertaken.

Four high capacity inlets were added that allowed these commercial units to access the PWCS without any need to expand the pipe network or collection stations.

In 2007 the cost of Envac’s system was on average AED 3,500 per apartment or AED1.15/ft2.

Envac’s system continues to adapt to the continuous changes at JBR as the development strives to maintain its position as one of the top attractions in Dubai.

Since the system’s inauguration in 2007 Envac has:

  • Delivered a 100 per cent success rate in preventing overfull bins whilst automatically and ‘invisibly’ collecting over 12,000 tonnes of waste from every source to the collection station each year
  • Reduced the manual handling of waste by 85 per cent
  • Reduced the cost of waste collection, predominantly attributable to teams of porters manually moving bins from storage rooms to kerbside areas, by 60 per cent resulting in payback being achieved within 7 years
  • Converted space originally designed for bin storage rooms into facilities management offices and bulky waste storage areas
  • Reduced the space required for in building waste storage by 74 per cent
  • Expanded JBR’s waste collection capacity to accommodate its thriving commercial and retail district without requiring any more space or modifications to the existing Envac collection station and pipe network.
  • Reduced by 90% the number of hours waste collection trucks spend at JBR each day
  • Eliminated the storage of waste bins on the side of the road awaiting collection, thus greatly improving amenity
  • Eliminated the negative environmental aspects associated with waste collection

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