Bayti Townhomes Are First UAE Residential Project to Earn LEED for Homes Status

Bayti Townhomes Are First UAE Residential Project to Earn LEED for Homes Status

The new Bayti community was the first residential project in the United Arab Emirates to achieve LEED For Homes accreditation.

Al Hamra Real Estate Development (AHRED), has been awarded LEED for Homes status by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for the company’s Bayti community of upmarket townhouses.

Through the LEED for Homes award the USGBC recognizes projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building. The Bayti development, totaling 118 townhouses, was credited with meeting the required design build to be energy and resource efficient and healthy for occupants.

Compared to conventional homes, a green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste and also has higher resale value; is smartly located and built with as little impact on the land it sits on as possible.

“From actual construction through to the well-thought-out interiors and the use of sustainable technologies, residents have the potential to save money on energy and water bills, reduce their carbon footprints and environmental impact, protect their health and contribute to a higher resale value. These elements combined make Bayti a hugely appealing investment proposition to a wide variety of prospective homeowners and investors,” said Benoy Kurien, General Manager, Al Hamra Real Estate Development.

Bayti, which translates from Arabic as "my home," is inspired by Mediterranean architecture, with a focus on high quality design and interiors, with all residences designed and built according to LEED criteria.

“Bayti offers much more than just a home. As part of the flagship master planned Al Hamra Village, where 50% of the total area is dedicated to green spaces, we have specifically created a community centred on family living and family values, whether it’s as a primary residence or second home,” said Kurien.

Prices for a spacious three-bedroom townhouse start from AED 1.7 million (AED 610 per square foot), AED 2.3M for a four-bedroom+, and AED 3.5 million for six-bedroom detached villas with large corner plots.

All properties are set around three recreational parks and swimming pools, with the championship golf course, 1.5 kilometre private white sandy beach, a 220-berth marina and gourmet options a short stroll away.

The gated multi-phased development of 118 spacious three, four and six-bedroom residences is aimed at families looking to enjoy all the benefits of a family-centric community, and the best of Ras Al Khaimah’s relaxed lifestyle.

All the town homes feature an outdoor patio, large rooftop terrace and two balconies. Each bedroom is master suite style, with an attached en-suite bathroom and walk-in shower. The three and four-bedroom homes range in size from 2,786 to 4,406 square feet and include a nanny’s room, with a three-bedroom show villa available for viewing.
Residents will have access to extensive sports, leisure and relaxation amenities including an Olympic size swimming pool, kids pool, tennis courts, soccer field, kids play area, jogging track, zip line, reading corners and benches, and a musical fence. In addition, Bayti is also within easy reach of two shopping malls, five-star hotels, a clinic, hospitals and international schools.

LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Nearly 196,500 residential units are currently participating in LEED, with more than 82,000 projects having received LEED for Homes certification. These residential units span the globe, but the largest LEED for Homes footprints are in the U.S., Canada, and Saudi Arabia.

Read more about LEED and other green building certifications.

 


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Sustainable Communities, Thermal Envelope

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council


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