KAPSARC is one of the ten highest quality projects in Saudia Arabia to be named national winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2016. The center scooped Sustainable Project of the Year (entered by Drake & Scull).
“The projects were evaluated by an esteemed judging panel against criteria that included not only engineering and construction excellence; but also sustainability and innovation,” said Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at MEED. “They are a testament to the quality of projects being built throughout the Gulf and MEED is honored to be able to recognize these achievements to highlight their contribution towards the future development of the projects industry in the region.”
KAPSARC puts into practice the environmentally responsible policies it promotes. The center’s unique Research and Office Complex (ROC) integrates with the environment and employs a variety of sustainable building techniques and advanced technologies, minimizing energy and water consumption. The Residential Complex (REC) has achieved two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certifications and solar power provides 20% of the ROC and REC’s energy requirements.