Engine Health And Fitness, Jumeirah 1st, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The goal of Gulf Marketing Group (GMG), the Owner of the Project, is to make the ‘Engine Health and Fitness’, a world-class gym by incorporating sustainability features in the fit-out works for the well-being of their clients. In keeping with their commitment to Sustainability, the project pursues sustainable interiors design and has appointed Green Technologies as the Project’s LEED Consultant and Enhanced Commissioning Authority. During a LEED Workshop conducted by Green Technologies on 16th January 2012 with the project team, GMG confirmed their requirement of obtaining LEED Gold rating for the fit-out works.
On 6th November 2012, Engine Health and Fitness was awarded of a LEED Gold Rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System.
|Owner:||Gulf Marketing Group|
|Fit-out Contractor:||The Fitout|
|Interior Design Architects:||NORR Group Consultants International Ltd|
|Specialist MEP Engineers:||Green Technologies FZCO|
|Electrical/MEP Consultant:||SEED Engineering|
- Above 25% reduction in lighting power from ASHRAE 90.1-2007
- Daylight control and occupancy sensors
- Energy Star rated equipment and appliances
- Submetering system for continuous monitoring of energy and water
- Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems
- Water savings above 36%
- Efficient flush and flow fixtures
- Availability of minimum 10 basic services within one-half mile
- Availability of four bus lines within walking distance
- Bicycle storage and shower facilities
- Preferred parking for carpools / vanpools
- Dedicated area for collection and storage of recyclables
- Diversion from the landfill of above 80% of construction waste generated on-site
- Superior IEQ for building occupants
- Use of environmentally friendly adhesives and sealants, and paints and coatings
- CRI compliant interior flooring materials and finishes
- Thermal comfort as per ASHRAE 55-2004
- Use of environmentally friendly housekeeping chemicals
- Green Education program
- Imbibe best operating practices from day-one
The heat pump system was employed to reduce the energy consumption of both airconditioning and water heating system since these two systems are the most predominantly used among other engineering systems in the facility. The condenser side of the heat pump is used to heat the water for showers and wash basins and provide hot water to the reheat systems while the evaporator side is used to cool the cold water requirements and add additional cooling capacity to the facility’s airconditioning system. This system consumes 1 energy input and delivers two energy outputs which make it highly efficient.
With all these energy conservation measures incorporated in the project together with other LEED requirements, on 6th November 2012, Engine Health and Fitness was awarded of a LEED Gold Rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System.