The Ras Al Hamra (RAH) Development Project by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has achieved the LEED accreditation for implementing solutions in areas including sustainable site development, energy efficiency, water savings, minimising greenhouse gas emissions, materials selection and indoor environmental quality
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which was developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
RAH Development project manager Jaber Al Siyadi said, ?The project is a prime example of how the innovative work of project teams can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference. It is also a key contributor to the transformation of the way our buildings are built, designed and operated to the highest levels of sustainability.
?We are delighted to contribute to the sustainability of the country, in line with Oman Vision 2040, and to the green design standards in our modern development of RAH. The LEED accreditation means the project is moving towards meeting international sustainability standards by achieving efficiency and creating healthy indoor environments. It also drives project excellence and best practice for all initiatives to build sustainable and modern cities in Oman.?
RAH LEED-certified homes have significant environmental benefits with lower carbon emissions and higher water savings compared to baseline conventional villas. This in turn reduces operational and maintenance costs, conserves resources while prioritising sustainable practices and human health.