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Tohme Rizk Office Building

The EDGE-certified retrofit of the university’s Tohme Rizk Office Building incurred less cost than a conventional approach would have. The university, at no additional capital cost, will reduce its utility expenses for the building by US$600 each month, in addition to saving the environment 21 tCO2 per year.

Tohme Rizk Office Building

Operating under a charter from the University of the State of New York, the Lebanese American University is a private higher education institution that has eight schools and more than 8,000 students. The Byblos campus is located 35 kilometers north of Beirut on a plot of land approximating 175,000m2 with a built-up area of around 80,000m2.

The EDGE-certified retrofit of the university’s Tohme Rizk Office Building incurred less cost than a conventional approach would have. The university, at no additional capital cost, will reduce its utility expenses for the building by US$600 each month, in addition to saving the environment 21 tCO2 per year. While the EDGE certification system is intended for new buildings, exceptions are made for project owners who have an ambitious outlook and wish to set an example for what can be achieved.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


41%

Energy Savings*


29%

Water Savings


34%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio; external shading; air conditioning with air-cooled chiller and a high COP; variable speed drives pumps; and an energy-efficient lighting system.

Water

Low-flow faucets and dual flush water closets.

Materials

Concrete filler slabs for floors and solid dense concrete blocks for walls.

*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.

Location:


Lebanese American University
Tohme Rizk Building
Byblos 36
Lebanon

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2015

Floor Space:


930m2

Total CO2 Savings:


21 tCO2/Year

Keserwan Medical Center

A 6-story multi-specialty hospital with 65 beds, the KMC achieved final EDGE certification.

Keserwan Medical Center – Phase 1

Designed to provide state-of-the-art medical care to patients, the Keserwan Medical Center (KMC) will improve healthcare delivery in Mount Lebanon and the surrounding area. A 6-story multi-specialty hospital with 65 beds, the KMC overlooks the sea, providing a comfortable space for nursing and treatment that contributes to a patient’s positive mental attitude in an atmosphere that is conducive to healing.

The Keserwan Medical Center’s professional environment attracts physicians from abroad. Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut, the KMC provides training and greater connectivity among the hospitals in the country’s healthcare network. The individual buildings are designed according to the latest international scientific standards, to ensure efficient and safe healthcare. In order to achieve EDGE certification for Phase 1 of the project, the KMC made an extra investment that will be paid back through lower utility expenses in a little more than one year.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


21%

Energy Savings*


25%

Water Savings


26%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, wall insulation, higher thermal performance glass, air economizers, energy-efficient air conditioning with air-cooled chiller, variable frequency drives in AHUs, variable speed drive pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air and energy-saving lighting.

Water

Low-flow faucets and dual flush for water closets in bathrooms, water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.

Materials

Clay roofing tiles on steel rafters, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external walls, lightweight concrete blocks and drywall system for internal walls, and vinyl flooring.

*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.

Location:


Ghazir, Keserwan
Lebanon

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


March 2015

Floor Space:


4,949m2

Total CO2 Savings:


141 tCO2/Year