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Austrian Ambassador discussed collaboration options on sustainability projects during his visit to GORD

The ambassador was accompanied by representatives of international organizations OiER and Bolloré Energy

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GSAS Core & Shell

The intent of GSAS Core & Shell is to assess and rate the environmental performance of new core and shell construction covering basic building elements such as structure, envelope and mechanical systems. The criteria and measurements focus on verifying the performance of basic building elements to allow flexibility for developers and future tenants to implement separate sustainable design strategies at different times during the lifecycle of the building.

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Sustainability Features

Energy

  • Using high-performance building envelope and efficient lighting system
  • Using on-site renewable energy generation (Photovoltaic) system
  • Utilizing energy efficient energy efficient cooling system from master planned district cooling facility

Water

  • Using water-efficient plumbing fixtures such as dual flush water closets
  • Using water-efficient drip irrigation system
  • Collecting and treating grey water, storm water, and condensate water to be recycled for toilet flushing and plants irrigation
  • Using community-based recycled water supply

Materials

  • Specifying permanently installed materials that are extracted and manufactured within the region
  • specifying permanently installed materials that are made from recycled content

Indoor Environment

  • Specifying materials with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emission rates
  • Providing sufficient noise insulation to meet minimum requirements for indoor acoustic quality
  • Maintaining light levels with the use of effective lighting controls and efficient luminaries

Cultural & Economic Value

  • Designing the project to reflect the local cultural character in the development of the building forms and layout through the expression of desert stones and Bedouin tent
  • Maximizing the percentage of construction expenditures for goods and services originating from the national economy

Management & Operations

  • Implementing a commissioning plan
  • Providing water supply leak detection system
  • Providing intelligent building control system



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