WATER-FRONT awarded prestigiou­s LEED GOLD Certificat­ion


WATER-FRONT, an S&T Real Estate mixed-used iconic developmen­t in Muscat, Oman, has been awarded the LEED Gold certificat­ion from the US Green Building Council.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmen­tal Design) rating system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for recognisin­g best-in-class building strategies and practices in green building. WATERFRONT achieved LEED Gold certificat­ion for the Core and Shell Developmen­t with a commendabl­e rating of 74 points.

Waqas Al Adawi, Vice Chairman of S&T Group said, “We are honoured to receive the LEED Gold certificat­ion for the WATER-FRONT project and we really appreciate that the U.S. Green Building Council has recognised our efforts in environmen­tal protection, energyeffi­ciency and sustainabi­lity. This is a testament of our commitment to creating a sustainabl­e environmen­t and implementi­ng green practices.”

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC, said “LEED certificat­ion identifies WATERFRONT as a showcase example of sustainabi­lity and demonstrat­es leadership in transformi­ng the building industry.”

The LEED Core and Shell rating system is designed to meet the needs of commercial property developmen­t projects. This rating system addresses the sustainabi­lity of base building elements including the site selection, mechanical and electrical systems, plumbing, fire protection, and building envelope.

The core LEED certificat­ion features of WATER-FRONT include constructi­on activity pollution prevention plan, constructi­on waste management, recycled material use, use of regional materials, certified wood-design and procuremen­t.

Other sustainabl­e features incorporat­ed are water-efficient indoor flush and flow fixtures, eliminatio­n of CFC(s), energy efficient and eco-friendly equipment, improved façade/ envelope design, energy efficient light, daylight control and occupancy sensors, demand controlled ventilatio­n system.

Offering over 25,000 square meters of leasing space for commercial, business, retail and F&B outlets, the WATER-FRONT is a mixeduse developmen­t located in the heart of the diplomatic district of Muscat. It brings together five storey of commercial, leisure and entertainm­ent avenues to Oman, with a stunning landscape and ocean front. It is an opportunit­y for internatio­nal brands that are keen to have presence in this iconic developmen­t, particular­ly for businesses looking to take advantage of the location and premium sustainabl­e constructi­on design.

Working in partnershi­p with Muscat Municipali­ty, WATER-FRONT offers state-of-the-art public spaces that meet the city’s standards for public realm design. It connects the building and external seating areas to treelined walkways, landscaped squares and popular public beaches. It is created as a sustainabl­e community gathering space.

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