LEED Certification in Dubai

LEED Certification in Saudi Arabia

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LEED Certification: A growth chart showing the level of increasing emissions following, Energy, Emissions, Population, Floor Area

What is LEED Certification?

LEED Certification is known as one of the best building rating systems offered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) & Supports understanding the methods and importance of the green building. United States Green Building Council is the world’s best & very popular institution that gives professional certifications in Green Building.

LEED Certification gives a system for healthy, carbon, efficient & cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a worldwide recognized Certification of sustainability achievement and leadership.

LEED Certification for Buildings:

LEED Certification is the world’s most extensively used and acknowledged green building grading system. From new construction and interior fit-outs to sustainable operations and maintenance improvements, LEED certification is currently utilized for virtually all buildings (commercial or residential) and project types. LEED Certification denotes a certification that “creates healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving green buildings,” enhancing environmental performance across the board, from carbon footprint to interior environmental quality.

At present, there are nearly 125,000 commercial buildings in 172 countries around the world that have been granted or are awaiting LEED certification.

HOW TO OBTAIN LEED CERTIFICATION IN DUBAI, UAE & SAUDI ARABIA?

Obtaining LEED certification in Dubai, UAE may be a time-consuming procedure including highly specific criteria and guidelines, as well as mathematical computations and meticulous documentation.
Here’s a short, easy checklist for building certification that grades green building design and construction using a point system divided into five categories:

  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality

BENEFITS OF OBTAINING LEED CERTIFICATION IN UAE

  • All building lighting is controllable to automatically shut off when no one is in the building/room
  • LEED Certification support saving energy. With the help of LEED Certification, we can save approx. 20% energy in the project.
  • We are using CO2 monitoring in high-volume-spaces to give adequate outside air to ensure optimal indoor air quality
  • More than 1/2 of all the rainwater that falls on the roof is collected, stored underground, and used for plant/irrigation. Additionally, we are collecting condensate from the mechanical equipment and using that for plant/tree/irrigation as well
  • The project meets ASHRAE 62.1, which gives for boost indoor air quality as compared to a building that just meets the code
  • The building design offer for enhancing thermal comfort for occupants by providing individual controls in rooms.
  • We are using native and drought-resistant plant species to minimize irrigation requirements.
  • Projected water savings exceeds 40% (as compared to merely code compliant building)
  • The building will be part of the College’s Green Housekeeping initiative to decrease exposure to cleaning chemicals and practices that are potentially harmful to people and the environment.

BELOW ARE THE STEPS TO OBTAIN LEED CERTIFICATION IN DUBAI, UAE FOR YOUR PROJECT :

Health Benefits of LEED certification :

Happier employees, happier occupants :
Employers in LEED-certified spaces report higher recruitment and retention rates and increased employee productivity.

Bringing in the good and keeping out the bad :
LEED creates healthier spaces with cleaner air, access to daylight, and free from harmful chemicals found in paints and finishings.

Indoor environmental quality :
Improving indoor air quality can reduce absenteeism and work hours affected by asthma, respiratory allergies, depression, and stress, and leads to self-reported improvements in productivity.

Reduced pollution
Energy-efficient buildings help reduce pollution and improve outdoor air quality in major industrialized areas, making LEED a critical tool in reducing smog.

Certification Levels :
Buildings and homes are awarded up to 110 points, based on the level of sustainable strategies that are achieved – from basic sustainable design to a framework that consumes the least amount of energy possible. The more points achieved, the higher the level of LEED certification, which is comprised of four levels:
LEED Certification levels with points