Dubai Chamber (DC)
In 2009, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) had achieved LEED certification at Certified level for their building based on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB v2.0).
|Client:||Government Of Dubai – Dubai Chamber|
|Sustainability ® Consultant:||Green Technologies FZCO|
- Energy Performance Rating of 91% relative to typical building of similar type
- Potable Water Reduction above 46%
- Water efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings
- Ventilation complies with ASHRAE 62.1-2007
- System-Level Metering
- High level lighting control for individual occupants
- Excellent thermal and visual comfort for occupants
- Daylighting and outdoor views for all building occupants.
- Rigorous implementation of Commissioning on energy-related building equipment
- Sustainable Purchasing Policy
- Solid Waste Management Policy
- Green Cleaning Practices
- Education Program on Environmental and Human Health Benefits
DC (DC) had undertaken a number of steps to further improve the building’s energy and water performance and had retrofitted the building applying green strategies, making the building energy and water efficient, and one of the safest, healthiest, environmentally-friendly and design winning workplaces in Dubai.
Since 2009, DCCI had embarked on several energy and green initiatives which the Chamber wished to have these validated by a third party agency and thus selected the U.S. Green Building Council. The DCCI engaged the services of Sustainability Consultant, Green Technologies FZCO, to undertake engineering, LEED strategies and documentation, and to provide leadership in pursuing LEED certification, ensuring that the requirements for achieving LEED Platinum were complied with.
The DCCI building has adopted a comprehensive system-level metering to monitory the energy usage, installing almost 40 energy meters that are centralized read out, to monitor each sub-system such as lighting, chiller, pumps, AHU, elevator, office equipment, thereby being able to identify energy usage from the baseline and take corrective action.
On 19th August 2013, the DCCI Building was awarded of the highest rating of Sustainability, LEED Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute under the LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance rating system, making the DCCI Building the First LEED-EBOM Platinum Building in the Middle East region.