RAK announces emirate’s first ‘Green Building’

The Green Building has been planned in line with RAK’s 2040 strategy

Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has announced that it has launched the first green building in the emirate, as per reports from Khaleej Times.

The building is designed to cut power consumption by 30%, reduce water consumption by 20%, and boost renewable energy use by 20%, said director-general of the RAK Municipality Munther bin Shekar Al Zaabi.

The daily newspaper reported that Al Zaabi said the new premises which are being constructed by the department of projects include a spacious ground floor that will be used as a customer happiness centre.

He added that the centre will have a capacity of 332 seats which will be served by 53 counters. These are exclusive to the 48 seats currently available at the internal and external cafeteria, mainly for customers at the ground level, he explained.

“The building also includes eight rooms with 60 seats for sales transactions, apart from the special halls allocated for meetings with staff engineers at the ground floor,” said Al Zaabi.

Other amenities within the building are self-serve platforms, ATM machines and free Wi-Fi services which will be set up for the public’s convenience. People of determination, senior citizens and women will have special parking slots, excluding the 190 parking spaces constructed.

The director-general also added that the contemporary look and feel of the green building will be complemented with best-in-class services. Meanwhile, the municipality would make sure that customers inside the building would be received by well-trained, hospitable staff members at the counters.

Al Zaabi concluded: “The echo problem reported by undercover shoppers and the customers’ feedbacks, remarks and complaints have been taken into account so that the sound, heat and lighting are to be well isolated as per the eco standards of the green building.”

Khaleej Times also reported that the ‘Green Building’ which is to be completed soon, has been planned in line with the emirate’s 2040 strategy mapped out by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

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