RSG International has always been conscientious in all its endeavours and is a vocal proponent of a sustainable environment. In line with that philosophy, Burj Sabah, RSG International’s latest premier residential venture in the plush Jumeirah Village has successfully fulfilled its Green Building requirements during the design stage. The 19-storeyed building will house studio apartments as well as one and two bedrooms apartments combining the luxury of a suburban life with the convenience of urban connectivity. The project opted for EHS In-house certification and has scored 49 points scoring highly on savings on energy use, potable water use, materials used with recycled content, regional materials used and reduction in sewage conveyance.
The Dubai Municipality has been at the forefront in creating a city that is as sustainable as it is smart. The green codes for building rating systems have undergone many amendments keeping in mind the changing environment. In its bid to conserve energy, water, and material resources, a number of practices have been incorporated in the project. The building has the right orientation to reduce the solar heat gain and has opted for efficient glazing as well as the incorporation of skylights. The project also uses efficient lighting design and controls with optimal power density. The residential tower comes with a useful heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with water-cooled centrifugal chillers. For conserving water, low flow fixtures in faucets, sinks and showers and dual flush water closets have been used in the units. To maximise resource conservation, the building material employs recycled content and uses the regional markets as the primary source of materials to give the market a boost.
The Indoor Environmental Quality performance of the building complies with the guidelines issued by ASHRAE. In addition to this, the project aims to develop and implement an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan in accordance with the SMACNA guidelines. It will also use materials with low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) for adhesives, sealants, paints, and coatings in addition to the installation of carpet, which is CRI certified.