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Beirut City Centre Mall - Hazmieh, Lebanon



Suburban Development Company Sal.



Samir Khairallah & Partners (SKP)



Beirut City Centre
Damascus Highway, Hazmieh
Beirut, Lebanon



A new-build 7-storey shopping centre of circa 164,000m2, including four basement levels hosting parking facilities and retail areas. In addition to retail shops, the BCC Mall will house restaurants and cafés, a large Carrefour supermarket, and a movie theatre.



The Client’s current aspiration is to achieve at a minimum the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED Core & Shell 2009 “Silver” certificate.  
The BCC Mall is the 2nd building in Lebanon to obtain the LEED Pre-Certification for the Silver rating, based on the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED sustainability scheme. Silver Pre-Certification was achieved on the 27th of October 2010.




While still at early conceptual stage, we were appointed and joined the project’s design team as the LEED Sustainability Consultants. Our role throughout the design, tender, and construction stages is to advise on the various LEED credit requirements and sustainability measures to ensure that the building obtains at least the LEED Silver Certificate.

Part of our responsibility entails undertaking dynamic day-lighting simulations and thermal modelling analysis of the proposed building, and advising on cost-effective and suitable energy-efficiency solutions for the BCC Mall –taking into account the local coastal Mediterranean climate and available resources. The aim is to reduce the building’s cooling load, as well as its overall energy consumption, while keeping in mind constraints imposed by the inherent nature of a shopping centre.

Other sustainability matters are being tackled, namely: lessening waste generated during construction by recycling, reusing, or donating waste materials; significantly reducing the project’s water consumption through low-water fixtures; favouring public transportation access by establishing new bus shelters around the Mall; enhancing internal thermal comfort and indoor environmental quality; specifying low-toxicity paint and finishes as well as FSC-certified wood; and implementing a Green Cleaning Policy as well as a thorough Recycling Policy once the BCC shopping centre is operational.




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3D Thermal Model using TAS - EcoConsulting

Did You Know?


In addition to the 100 points available through compliance with LEED credit requirements, the LEED scheme rewards other sustainability initiatives that are not part of the standard assessment scope. Those points fall under the Innovation in Design (ID) category, whereby up to 6 bonus ID credits are potentially achievable for each project.

The Beirut City Centre is pursuing one of those ID credits by implementing a permanent sustainability display area within the shopping centre. This visible area will allow visitors to interactively learn about the eco-friendly and sustainability features that have been incorporated into the Mall’s design and operation.


























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