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RSG gets top Leed status for Saudi workers' village residential units

RIYADH, February 2, 2023

Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala, said it has achieved Platinum Leed certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for a collection of villas and townhouses at Turtle Bay, a residential and commercial area housing workers, employees and management of The Red Sea.
Awarded by the globally renowned US Green Building Council (USGBC), Platinum is the highest level of certification attainable under their Leed Homes rating system. 
RSG said its sustainability accreditation management system was aiming to achieve Leed Building Design and Construction (BD&C) certification for over 75% of its assets, as well as Leed Cities & Communities for its destinations. 
The Saudi developer is also on track to achieve Leed Platinum on other key assets, including the Red Sea International airport and our hospitality assets.
With this accolade, Red Sea Global becomes the owner of the largest portfolio of Leed Homes certified buildings in Saudi Arabia, said its top official.
"To be one of the world’s most responsible developers, we must ensure every aspect of our destinations meets the highest possible sustainability standards. Achieving Leed Platinum for The Red Sea’s Turtle Bay villas and townhouses demonstrates to our key stakeholders that we are meeting and exceeding our sustainability objectives," remarked its Group CEO John Pagano.
"A special thanks needs to go to our teams that have worked so hard to achieve Platinum when the initial target was Gold, and it’s testament to their dedication and expertise, and commitment to collaboration, that we can celebrate this certification," he added.
Group Chief Environment & Sustainability Officer Raed Albasseet said: "RSG has implemented high quality sustainable design and construction practices for Turtle Bay and deserves Platinum status. We are proud of our efforts and look forward to following this up with more achievements in the coming months and years."
The Red Sea destination is on track to welcome first guests this year when three resorts will complete along with the first phase of the Red Sea International airport. 
A further 13 hotels will open in 2024, and upon full completion in 2030, The Red Sea will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. 
The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.-TradeArabia News Service


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