As we face one of the most environmentally-challenging times in history, sustainable development has become a fundamental component in the drive to balance the fulfilment of human needs with the protection of the natural environment.
At TDIC, environmental sustainability is more than just a casual phrase; it is a focused business approach that covers every aspect of how we operate to help ensure a better world for generations to come.
Principles of environmental sustainability are implanted in all our projects and are achieved by adhering to the following principles:...
- All new developments are assessed for their environmental risk and impact.
- Sustainability is built into every aspect of design.
- Habitat and wildlife conservation is of paramount importance, so is the preservation of cultural heritage.
- There is focus on raising community awareness and implementing corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Some examples of our successful sustainable approach.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi has achieved a Three Pearl Design Rating Certificate, awarded by the Urban Planning Council (UPC) as part of its Estidama Pearl Building Rating System. The design of the
Louvre Abu Dhabi has achieved an impressive 31 per cent reduction in energy use and a 27 per cent reduction in water use compared to standard buildings. The museum's dome led to the reduction in the Louvre's external heat gain by 72 per cent.
Cranleigh Abu Dhabi has achieved a Two Pearl Design Rating Certificate, also awarded by the UPC.
The school is expected to achieve a reduction in water consumption of over 20 per cent and a reduction in energy consumption of over 35 per cent when compared to a typical school building.
- Several of our hotel operators have also received recognition for sustainability. Anantara received the Green Globe Award for their management of the
Desert Islands Resort and Spa and the
Qasr Al Sarab Resort and Spa. Furthermore, the
Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, which opened in 2012 is also being recommended for the Green Globe Award.
The Saadiyat Beach dune system is protected by a number of environmental guidelines as it is the nesting habitat for the endangered Hawksbill turtle. Today, despite the new developments that have come online, the turtles continue to come to shore during the nesting season, proving that development and conservation can go hand in hand.
- By providing accommodation for 20,000 people on
Saadiyat, we have provided better living conditions for
construction workers, reduced travel distances and cut down on the associated greenhouse gas emissions.