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
Red Sea Global (RSG) has said that it has achieved Platinum LEED certification for a collection of villas and townhouses at Turtle Bay, a residential and commercial area housing workers, employees and management of The Red Sea project.
“To be one of the world’s most responsible developers, we must ensure every aspect of our destinations meets the highest possible sustainable 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,” stated John Pagano, Group CEO of RSG.
Awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Platinum is the highest level of certification attainable under the LEED Homes rating system. Achieving this accolade sees Red Sea Global become the owner of the largest portfolio of LEED Homes certified buildings in Saudi Arabia, the firm stated.
Pagano continued, “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.”
In early January 2023, it was announced that Diriyah would become PIF’s fifth giga-project and, later in the month, RSG awarded a $266mn contract to AL-AYUNI for first phase of development at Amaala.
RSG’s sustainability accreditation management system is aiming to achieve LEED Building Design & Construction (BD&C) certification for over 75% of its assets, as well as LEED Cities & Communities for its destinations. RSG is also on track to achieve LEED Platinum on other key assets, including the Red Sea International airport and our hospitality assets, the firm explained.
Raed Albasseet, Group Chief Environment & Sustainability Officer noted, “Red Sea Global has implemented high quality sustainable design and construction practices for its 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.