SCHAEFFLER MIDDLE EAST FZE

FAST FACTS

LEED Certification: Gold, New Construction (NC) V2.2
Square Feet: 34,523.41sq ft / Office & Warehouse
Neighborhood: Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, UAE
Construction Cost: $110.60 / square foot
Completed: January 2010
Date of Certification: September 4, 2010


BENEFITS

  • 30.5% Less Energy Use
  • 31.3% Less Potable Water Use
  • 34.63% Materials Use with Recycled Content


PROJECT BACKGROUND

A new resolution on the implementation of green building specifications and standards in the emirates of Dubai has been issued by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai. As per the new resolution, effective on January 2008, all owners of residential and commercial buildings and properties in the emirates of Dubai must comply with the internationally recognized environment friendly specifications to turn Dubai into a healthy city that meets the demands of best practices and benchmarks of pollution-free sustainable development.

Implementing this resolution, Dubai becomes the first city in the Middle East to adopt green building specifications and requirements. The resolution falls in line with Sheikh Mohammed’s keen interest in dealing with the current environmental challenges.

In response to this resolution, we are proud to inform that "SCHAEFFLER MIDDLE EAST FZE" has been awarded with Prestigious LEED Gold Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). It is the fourth project in the UAE to achieve the LEED NC 2.2 Gold Certification.



PROJECT PROFILE

SCHAEFFLER MIDDLE EAST, JAFZA, Dubai, UAE



THE NEW BUILDING

Schaeffler Middle East FZE is a subsidiary of Schaeffler Group in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, UAE. The total built-up area of 34,523.41 sq ft office and warehouse facility split with one quarter as office to be used for white-collar plant staff as well as technical staff.

The Schaeffler Group is a leading partner in the automotive and commercial vehicle original-equipment and replacement markets in the Middle East.

The new office and warehouse construction is designed in accordance with the managements’ vision and principles to work towards environmental sustainability.



INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Superior environmental quality was achieved by Schaeffler ME through many design features and in compliance with the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Std 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable IAQ. The building has strategically placed carbon dioxide monitors, and the ventilation system automatically increases fresh air intake if CO2 conldingceild and tply dincre, entaen buildine many u