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Sponsored: Saudi Ministry of Housing launches system to measure building sustainability

The Saudi Arabian ministry's Sustainable Building Programme contributes to the quality and efficiency of buildings and neighbourhoods

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Housing, Majid Al-Hogail.
Ministry of Housing
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Housing, Majid Al-Hogail.

The Sustainable Building Programme of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Housing has launched the Mostadam Rating System service to evaluate the sustainability residential buildings and communities, as well as commercial buildings, to ensure they meet global and local environmental challenges, most notably the high consumption of energy, water, carbon emissions, desertification, and the failure of buildings to meet the needs of their users.

To be an important pillar of the environment, the local economy, and society as a whole, the building sustainability assessment service helps measure the sustainability of the building through several specific environmental standards and requirements, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The service has been launched in compliance with several local and international requirements, such as Saudi Building Code and Quality of Life Programme.

Providing the service will contribute to raising the efficiency of energy and water consumption, improve the quality of life for families, and enhance health and comfort of individuals, families, and the society. It is now easier to use the service on different types of buildings, whether they are in the design stage, under construction, or completed structures. The service is provided according to specific standards suitable for all types of buildings, be they residential or commercial buildings, or residential communities.

Mostadam has been applied to a major project in Al-Ahsa, consisting of 50 villas, throughout its various building stages, making it the first project to receive a Mostadam certificate in Saudi Arabia.

The service will also include innovative solutions and contribute to job creation, aimed at empowering Saudi professionals in the field of design and construction, utilising their potential and benefiting from their expertise in the residential sector after giving them the necessary training. It will also increase investment opportunities in the engineering, architectural, and real estate fields in the kingdom.

The service can be requested by accessing the Sustainable Building Portal “mostadam.sa”, and selecting the ‘Building Sustainability Assessment’.

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