Dubai tower achieves LEED Gold Certification by US Green Building Council
The Landmark Group office tower in Dubai Marina has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council in the new construction type category.
There are 15 LEED Platinum and 86 LEED Gold projects in the UAE under various LEED Rating systems. Landmark is now among 16 buildings in Dubai who have received Gold LEED Building Design and Construction: New Construction.
The LEED Gold Certification under LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C): New Construction, Ver 3 was given to Landmark Tower which was designed and constructed as a high-performance building.
Commenting on the certification, Rajesh Garg, group chief financial officer at Landmark Group, said: The LEED certification is a testimony to Landmark Groups commitment to creating a sustainable environment. As a group, we have undertaken many programmes to further enhance our operating efficiency and to reduce our environmental footprint. With the LEED certification, we intend to further implement green practices in every aspect of our operations.
The tower has an overall carbon footprint savings of approximately 1,332 metric tons/annum. Typical buildings power consumption ranges between 160 Kwh/sqm – 200 Kwh/sqm compared to Landmarks consumption of 113 Kwh/sqm/year.
Water consumption in the tower is also 40% lower than International Plumbing Council standards. High quality double layered clinical grade MERV 13 filters further improve the air quality as they remove bacteria, allergens, and odour used to maintain the indoor air quality.
Additional technology to reduce energy consumption includes automated lighting controlling systems with daylight harvesting and intelligent elevators with energy regenerative motors. These have been installed so that as they are being used, the elevators produce energy and feedback into the building grid. Double flush urinals, WC with dual flush system, and water taps with sensors are also used in the building to avoid water wastage. The building health is monitored by an automated BMS (building management system) throughout the day.
The building has also been constructed keeping in mind accessibility with handicap friendly measures and dedicated carpool and cycle parking.