IES Consulting help Al Hilal Bank Tower achieve Finalist in Best Tall Building Awards 2015
IES hired as LEED PQP consultants from the project outset
29th July 2015
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the Al Hilal Bank Tower on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi as a Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Finalist. IES is proud to have been part of the project team as the Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) consultants from the outset of the project in 2011.
The annual CTBUH Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a prestigious panel of experts. The Awards aspire to provide a more comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important structures, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of performance, including those that have the greatest positive effect on the people who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.
Using the award winning IES Virtual Environment (IESVE), IES Consulting has successfully completed the design submission and four construction stage audits (Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4a) and is currently working on the final audit and construction documentation. The project is designed to achieve Estidama One Pearl certificate under the Pearl Building Rating System.
The 943,000 sq ft tower has incorporated sustainability and energy conservation features during the design and construction process of the project which include, exterior shading of the building, high performance glazing and energy efficient components for lighting, heating, cooling, pumps and fans. A minimum 12% performance improvement compared to the baseline building performance demonstrated by the energy simulation model as per the methodology outlined within Appendix G of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 has been achieved thus far.
In a statement made by CTBUH, they said, “This year’s winners and finalists are remarkable in that they show a strong commitment to sustainability, with some exemplifying dramatic progress in the use of greenery both to enhance the comfort of the building’s users and reduce the environmental impact of the building.”
For more information visit http://awards.ctbuh.org/media/ctbuh-names-best-tall-buildings-for-2015/