The inaugural sustainability awards by Love That Design in partnership with Surge was a gathering of companies who share the same values and who strive to ensure the industry is a socially responsible one.
We were therefore delighted to be awarded the trophy for the Most Sustainable Project of the Year for Arcadia High School which was collected by Jason Burnside who is responsible for the design of the school.
The Arcadia High School is the first school in the Middle East to be awarded the LEED V4 (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification. It was awarded 62 points by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) making it the fourth highest ranking school outside of the USA. Specific design features include a number of energy saving systems including a thermally insulated building envelope with a highly reflective roof, and a water cooled air-conditioning system using green refrigerants, for a more energy efficient indoor climate.