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.
Landmark is now among 16 buildings in Dubai that has received Gold LEED Building Design and Construction: New Construction.
Commenting on the certification, Rajesh Garg, group chief financial officer landmark group, said: “The LEED certification is testimony to Landmark Group’s 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 tonnes/annum.
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 feed back in to 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.