Entry Title: "
Nations First LEED Platinum Certified Retail Store"
Category: Professional, Public|Commercial services|Other
Designer(s): Asset Management and Corporate Administration
Dubai, UAE: du was proud to announce that its retail outlet at Fujairah city centre (UAE) is the nations first Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified retail outlet the highest LEED ranking possible. The Fujairah Retail Shop is in line with dus efforts to become more sustainable in its business.
LEED certification recognizes only those projects that achieve the highest environmental ratings for sustainability; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; consumption of materials and resources, and indoor environment quality. Based on a point system, the du Retail Shop exceeded LEEDs standards and was, therefore, awarded Platinum certification.
It is an honour to have had our extensive efforts towards achieving sustainability recognised by LEED. In our desire to become more green, we applied leading techniques and technologies, so as to be able to reduce the environmental impact of this Shop, said Abdulhadi Alalyak, Vice President - Asset Management and Corporate Administration, du. Achieving Platinum certification from LEED is a testament to our efforts, however the true reward is in demonstrating that it is possible to open, and run, a successful, environmentally-conscious retail outlet in the UAE.
The Fujairah Retail Shop was designed, supervised and managed by Asset Management and Corporate Administrations (AMCA) projects team to achieve LEED certification. Sustainable features incorporated in its design include:
100% lights controlled by motion sensors
100% Energy Star Rated equipment
100% of wood used in the project is FSC certified
92% of construction waste was diverted from landfill
42% furniture and furnishings are up-cycled
Lighting power is reduced by 41%
24.5% recycled materials used in the project
28.5% regional materials used in the project
Space is 30% more ventilated for improved air quality
High quality indoor environment for occupants is produced by using low-emitting adhesives, paints, flooring and wood
HVAC equipment are highly efficient with appropriate zoning and controls
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)