M1 Building - First LEED PLATINUM in Lebanon!
We are happy to announce that one of the projects we had been actively working on, the M1 Building, the new headquarters of M1 Real Estate, has officially received the LEED Core & Shell PLATINUM certification after construction completion and commissioning of systems.
On July 20th, 2016, it became the 1st project in Lebanon to receive the LEED Platinum rating and the 5th LEED- certified building in the country, based on the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED sustainability scheme.
Our consulting team’s role throughout the design, tender, and construction stages was to consult on the various LEED credit requirements and most suitable sustainability strategy, to ascertain that the project achieves the LEED Platinum certification.
Some of the sustainability measures that have been tackled and now form part of the M1 Building are: significantly minimizing the project’s water consumption via low-water fixtures, grey-water recycling for WC flushing; reducing energy usage through highly energy-efficient HVAC, lighting systems, low-energy consuming elevators engines; producing onsite renewable electricity through arrays of Photovoltaic panels installed on the roof; improving internal thermal comfort as well as indoor environmental quality by promoting a smoke-free building and low-toxicity paint & finishes; specifying a large proportion of locally sourced and low-impact materials with recycled content; establishing and adopting a “Green Cleaning Policy” in the office buildings; as well as allocating a permanent sustainability display area to raise public awareness about eco-friendlier buildings.