Dubai hospital wins key certification for green building standards

Fakeeh University Hospital has won the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification

  

Fakeeh University Hospital, a key healthcare facility and the first teaching hospital in Dubai, has won the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its implementation of the internationally-recognised green building specifications and standards.

The LEED certification is designated by the US Green Building Council and is the most used green building rating system in the world. It serves as a testament to the hospital’s commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency, and innovationm, said the hospital in a statement.

A 350-bed facility located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, Fakeeh University Hospital is located in Dubai Silicon Oasis. It also provides a total of 26% of its plot to open spaces, which includes greenery and landscaped areas integrating high levels of efficient water fixtures, it stated.

As a technology-driven and environmentally friendly facility, Fakeeh University Hospital incorporates sophisticated efficiency measures to ensure innovative and structured energy models across the hospital’s departments, said the statement.

To ensure an outstanding quality building service, the hospital is built with highly insulated mass walls and roofs, with user-friendly lighting controls for the internal and external lighting systems.

It also incorporates top-notch building management systems to provide fully automated controls for the HVAC and lighting systems, it added.

On the LEED recognition, CEO Dr Fatih Mehmet Gul said: "Fakeeh University Hospital is dedicated to meeting, and even surpassing international sustainability specifications. Through our omnichannel sustainable projects, we have demonstrated our commitment to making a positive contribution to Dubai’s ambition to become a healthy and pollution-free city."

To embody sustainability practices, the hospital was developed near urban areas and in close proximity to accessible public transport and 67% of the car parking area is covered. Also bicycle racks are available for 20% of building occupants.

The hospital has also implemented a construction indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan under SMACNA guidelines to regulate indoor air quality, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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