LEED Rating System

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used Green building rating system in the world. LEED certification for a building symbolizes how sustainable the building is throughout its life cycle in terms of resource use, energy efficiency and conservation, water efficiency and choice of building materials.

LEED rating system focuses on eight credit categories namely (i) Location & Transport, (ii) Sustainable Sites, (iii) Water Efficiency, (iv) Energy & Atmosphere, (v) Materials & Resources, (vi) Indoor Environmental Quality, (vii) Innovation and (viii) Regional Priority. Each of these credit categories consists of prerequisites and credit points required to achieve LEED rating. The LEED rating for a building can be achieved in four levels namely

  1. Certified: 40-49 credit points; 2. Silver: 50-59 credit points; 3. Gold: 60-79 credit points;
  2. Platinum: 80+ credit points.

Benefits of LEED Rating System

Sustainable buildings are the need of the hour in current situation in a world influenced by increased water and energy use, depletion and exhaustion of valuable resources. Studies shows that buildings account for 40% of the global energy use, 19% of energy related greenhouse gas emissions, and approximately one-third of the carbon emissions. Design and development of sustainable buildings not only reduces the use of resources but also paves way for a positive impact on the environment. Some of the benefits of a LEED certified buildings are as follows:

 LEED certification are universally recognized and creates a good example to clients, neighbours and family on the positive impacts of a sustainable building;

 LEED certified buildings consumes relatively less amount of energy and water throughout its life cycle thereby reducing the environmental footprint;

 One of the key aspects of LEED building certification is its emphasis on indoor air quality. Studies shows that Indoor air in most buildings which are not LEED certified are polluted. LEED certified buildings eliminate the pollution levels in the indoor air through effective HVAC designs;

 LEED certified buildings relatively uses less hazardous building materials for their construction and also emphasize on the use of materials with less volatile content. It also prohibits the use of certain hazardous materials to be used in the building construction;

 LEED certified buildings promotes the use of sustainable transportation and tries to reduce transportation through privately owned automobiles by providing accessibility to facilities and amenities nearby the building. It also emphasize on the use of green vehicles and use of public transport system which in turn reduces the environmental footprint.

GE3S has a dedicated team of LEED qualified professionals with broad experience on multiple projects spanning across several countries. GE3S’s experienced staffs are well versed in the practical and cost effective application of LEED in the unique climate and context of the various part of world. Team’s experience and the lessons learned from the process is extremely valuable when assisting project teams in achieving the desired LEED rating in the most effective manner.

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Solar Consultancy

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. This produces a lot of renewable energy and thus brings into picture Solar Consultancy.

Solar Consultancy provides a portfolio of various services such as Owner’s Engineering, Design & Engineering, Lender’s Engineering and Project Improvement.

Owner’s Engineering: As technical advisors, consultants need to keep a vigilant eye on your solar plant development. They evaluate each aspect against stringent quality parameters and provide expert interventions to streamline execution and maximize generation. They help clients in site selection, pre-bid engineering with BoQ, equipment selection, financial analysis and real-time bidding support.

Design Engineering: Stemming from extensive experience, consultants provide you a flawless engineering solution that minimizes losses, improves performance and maximizes yield. They make sure that you realize the most out of your investment. They undertake site analysis and resource assessment, long term irradiation analysis.

Lender’s Engineering: For financial institutes and banks investing in solar projects, experts conduct a neutral audit to check the health of their target investment. They identify uncertainties and recommend corrective action to minimize the technical, financial and policy risks to the investment made by financial institutions. The role as a Lender’s Engineer is to minimize risks and protect the cash flow generation ability. They conduct third party audit to check the health of the target investment, identify uncertainties and recommend corrective action to minimize the technical, financial, contractual, execution and operational risks.

Project Improvement: As independent auditors, consultants run sophisticated tests on your plants to make sure they are operating in the most optimal way. They suggest a road map to minimize losses and augment performance in the long run. They also conduct comprehensive study highlighting inconsistencies to facilitate process and technology improvement. They use robust analytical tools to measure the actual performance of the plant against its optimum yield. They make suggestions on how to reduce operational losses and maximize power generation. This analysis helps in streamlining the operations of plant and in turn increases profitability.

We at GE3S have experience of over 2GW of solar PV deployment, globally. We assist our clients at every stage of the project, from pre-feasibility, site-selection, construction to operation and maintenance. Our goal is to help investors, developers and lenders to maximize their return on investment in solar. We have a team of 35+ solar professionals and engineers with cumulative experience of more than 400 years. We have successfully delivered 60+ solar projects in UAE, Most Indian States, Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, Philippines, and Bangladesh.

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Indoor Air Quality in Green Buildings

 

Indoor air quality plays an important part in the well-being of people residing in the building. A conventional home built without any green building considerations will have emissions that may affect the health and well-being of the individuals. Some of the common factors that affect the quality of indoor air are:

 

  • VOC emissions from indoor finishes such as paints/coatings, adhesives & sealants, formaldehyde emission from furnished products etc;
  •   Contaminants in the breathable air supplied by mechanical ventilation systems;
  •  Air pollution due to usage of tobacco products inside the building interiors in a mechanical ventilated space;
  • Pollutants accumulated in the mechanical ventilation systems such as ducts, FCU/BCU, VAV/CAV, AHU’s during construction due to poor practices during construction.All the above mentioned factors affect the quality of indoor air which as a result affects the health of the individuals.

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    Green Building Consultancy

     

How Green Buildings Provide Better Indoor Air Quality?

Green Building Standards such as LEED, Estidama, and Al Safat emphasize on the quality of air being provided to the residents through various building design considerations. Some of the design considerations in various Green Building standards to improve the quality of air are:

  •  Emphasize on the use of paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants with less VOC contents as per SCAQMD Rule 1168. This SCAQMD rule defines the minimum acceptable VOC content for paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants which can improve the quality of indoor air;
  •   Restrictions on smoking inside the building premises to prevent the indoor air getting polluted and setting up of dedicated smoking area in order to prevent polluted air mixing with the breathable air;
  •   Designing the mechanical ventilation systems as per ASHRAE air quality standards to meet the minimum fresh air requirements in order to provide continuous supply of fresh air inside the buildings;
  •   Designing the mechanical ventilation systems as per ASHRAE standards with a minimum separation distance between the air intake and exhaust to prevent the polluted air getting mixed with the fresh air intake by the HVAC systems;
  •   Proper management and maintenance of HVAC systems during their manufacturing, transport, storage and installation during the construction stage as per SMACNA Indoor Air Quality guidelines in order to prevent dust and pollutants getting accumulated in the HVAC systems.
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Green Building Consulting

 

Designing the building with the aforementioned considerations has a huge positive impact on the indoor air quality of the building. Studies show that green buildings have a better indoor quality when compared to conventional buildings. We at GE3S promote indoor air quality of buildings through various green building certification such as LEED, Estidama and Al Safat certification program for the buildings. GE3S professionals have great understanding and experience of sustainable building designs. GE3S’s experienced staffs are well versed in the practical and cost effective application of green building standards such as LEED, Estidama and Al Safat considering the unique climate and context of the various part of world. The world wide experience of the GE3S professionals nurtures successful implementation of the green building certifications such as LEED, Estidama and Al Safat standard and certification in the UAE and Middle East.

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Get Sustainability consultancy from GE3S in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Sustainability Reporting is a report published demonstrating a company’s impact on the 3 pillars of Sustainability; Economic, Environmental, and Social. It shows an organization values and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.   Sustainability reporting forces companies to gather information about impacts that may not have been measure before.

This reporting can serve as a differentiation in competitive industries and foster investor confidence, trust and employee loyalty. The benefits are immense as Sustainability disclosure helps organizations measure their impacts and mitigate false information being published which in turn provides a strong structure to manage efficiently and set more vigorous long-term goals. In addition, reporting builds strong trust between stakeholders and the company by giving a more transparent look into the backbone of the company.  This leads to better decision making which helps encourage and maintain trust in businesses and governments. In a recent study it was found that 88% of firms that published sustainability reports say it led to an increase in efficiency and decrease in waste.

Sustainability consultancy Dubai Abu dhabi
Sustainability Consultancy Dubai Abu Dhabi

Sustainability reporting has seen a steady rise as about 50% of S&P companies now publish reports and more than 5,500 reports are published worldwide. It is important to note that this service isn’t only completed by large corporations.  Sustainability reports are published by companies of all types, sizes and sectors from all parts of the world.  These reports are published in reference to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most common used guideline globally.  The GRI Guidelines enable all organizations worldwide to assess their sustainability performance and disclose the results in a similar way to financial reporting.

Here at GE3S we specialize in developing Sustainability Reports for organizations of any size.  Our team of 20+ employees has over 50 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability sector and takes pride in putting sustainability into practice.

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Asbestos Survey

Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals: chrysotile, crocidolite,amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Among these, chrysotile and amositeasbestos are most common. Asbestos was in use in residential and commercial constructiona decade ago, since then it has been controlled/abolished as it’s a hazardous substance and is detrimental to human health.

It can be found in floor tiles, ceilingtiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation, cladding etc. It is hazardous when it isfriable i.e. when crumbled, releasing fibers into the air. Asbestos-containing ceiling tiles, floor tiles, undamaged laboratorycabinet tops, shingles, fire doors, siding shingles, etc. will not release Asbestos fibers unlessthey are disturbed or damaged in some way. If an Asbestos ceiling tile is drilled or broken itwill release fibers into the air.

 

The most common way for asbestos fibers to enter the body is through breathing. In fact, Asbestos containing material is not generally considered to be harmful unless it is releasing dust or fibers into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested. Many of the fibers will become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat where they can then be removed, but some may pass deep into the lungs, or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. Once they are trapped in the body, the fibers can cause health problems.

 

Demolition of the asbestos containing materials will increase its friability and release thefibers into the air and thereby affect the people who inhale it. So, prior to decommissioningof any building which is suspected of having Asbestos containing material it should be surveyed to identify asbestos and then contain them during the demolition. Specialist environmental Consultants like GE3S are then hired to conduct a survey for identification of the presence of any Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) in the building.

 

Asbestos containing materials if found in the building during demolition,proper precautionary measures such as engaging trained workers who are familiar in handling safe removal of asbestos containing materials with proper personal protective equipment andthe ACM containing wastes have to be disposed in accordance with the Guidelines for Safetyin Handling Asbestos (DM-PH&SD-P4-TG24), Public Health & Safety Department, DubaiMunicipality or any applicable guideline provided by the environment agency or municipality of the area.

 

We at GE3S, specialize in conducting Asbestos Surveys and have previously done many projects in this field such as conducting the survey for a Beach Resort that was set to be demolished in the UAE.

 

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Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability Reporting is a report published demonstrating a company’s impact on the 3 pillars of Sustainability; Economic, Environmental, and Social. It shows an organizations values and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.   Sustainability reporting forces companies to gather information about impacts that may not have been measured before.

This reporting can serve as a differentiator in competitive industries and foster investor confidence, trust and employee loyalty. The benefits are immense as Sustainability disclosure helps organizations measure their impacts and mitigate false information being published which in turn provides a strong structure to manage efficiently and set more vigorous long-term goals.In addition, reporting builds strong trust between stakeholders and the company by giving a more transparent look into the backbone of the company.  This leads to better decision making which helps encourage and maintain trust in businesses and governments. In a recent study it was found that 88% of firms that published sustainability reports say it led to an increase in efficiency and decrease in waste.

Sustainabilityreporting has seen a steady rise as about 50% of S&P companies now publish reports and more than 5,500 reports are published worldwide. It is important to note that this service isn’t only completed by large corporations.  Sustainability reports are published by companies of all types, sizes and sectors from all parts of the world.  These reports are published in reference to GRI’s SustainabilityReporting Guidelines, the most common used guideline globally.  The GRI Guidelines enable all organizations worldwide to assess their sustainability performance and disclose the results in a similar way to financial reporting.

Here at GE3S we specialize in Developing Sustainability Reports for organizations of any size.  Our team of 20+ employees has over 50 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability sector and take pride in putting sustainability into practice.

 

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GE3S: Development with sustainability

The might of infrastructure engineering knows no bound in the present day and age. No feat is too big in the current scenario that cannot be achieved. And with an ever-growing population, the demands for a bigger, better urban spaces keep on increasing at a rate that has never been heard of before.

But is that all we require to survive; a planet confined by the walls of concrete?

 

 

The term development should not only be confined to simply achieving what has never been done before but rather incorporate an approach towards sustainability in every step that we take. It doesn’t take an economist to understand that the resources we have are limited and if not used judicially, we might not even have enough fuel to keep the juggernaut of urbanisation even in motion anymore.

Hence for a cleaner, greener and better tomorrow, the need of the hour are sustainable infrastructure and energy solutions, and that is one of the many areas GE3S is working in.

GE3S is an advisory and consultancy organisation that helps its clients with their construction obstacles related to environment protection, sustainability and use of resources.

Just like their name, GE3S provide the companies with two major ‘E consultancies’; engineering and environmental. Working for both development and Environmentconservation can be a pretty tough task to do, but GE3S does it with the utmost precision and sincerity.

The building sector is ever growing and in today’s world, there’s no denying that it is being carried out in almost all the corners of the world. Due to its wide stretch, they have the most potential in saving up energy, water and our resources. Thus, GE3S provides Green Building Consultancy to their clients for this purpose.

Estidama means ‘sustainability in Arabic and GE3S works in that field as well. It helps its clients to achieve the most sustainable way of construction, causing the least harm to the environment. They call it Estidama Consultancy.

In Sustainablityconsultancy, GE3S provides its customers with the tools and expertise they need to actively manage their social and environmental impacts. It is solely done to avoid any misuse of resources and maintain their sustainability.

While constructing a structure, you need to go through a serious of assessments and monitoring the impact of your construction on the environment. Thus, EnvironmentalConsultancy is an extremely essential advisory that all companies go through before starting a project, and GE3S offers this service to its clients with full accuracy.

ISO 5001 is a specification created by the International Organization for Standardization. They have created a set of standards and criteria that an organization has to follow while construction, limiting their energy use, saving up as many resources as they can and so on. Thus, GE3S helps the companies with this essential step of construction as well.

GE3S is working for both sides; development and environment protection. How many companies can you think of that does that?

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GE3S: Sustainability consultancy Dubai Abu dhabi

Sustainable development is needed now more than ever, because the world is shrinking and so are our resources. The matter of development and environment correlate and hence, can’t move forward without each other. Sustainable development strategies address the issue of how do we have to change the structure and processes of systems we live in to produce more of what we want and less of that which is undesirable to increase our quality of life.

GE3S, or Global Energy and Environmental Engineering Services, is an advisory organisation with an aim to progress the field of infrastructure in the light of sustainable developmental ways.

GE3S offers EngineeringDesign consultancy, which means to guide a project and advice for the best design possible in terms of its impact on the environment and life of the building. A consulting engineer is high in demand these days and GE3S has a great line up of all such professionals in town.

We all know that Sun is the ultimate source of energy for everything on Earth. Hence, GE3S also provides Solar consultancy, which clearly means that they help their clients figure out different ways to indulge in the use of solar energy and if this source of energy is useful for their company for not.

GE3S offers services to new constructions in form of Third party commissioning services, in which they help them with the advices about the electrical system, diesel generators, plumbing system, cooling and heating operations and so much more.

While constructing, you need to follow a number of environmental regulations, monitoring, permitting and impact assessment over your designs and style. This is done to ensure that your construction is safe for both, the company and the environment. GE3S provides Environmental consultancy to their clients to ensure that they follow all the regulations needed.

ISO 5001 is a specification created by the International Organization for Standardization. They have set up a number of standards for each of the organizations to follow with an aim to help organizations continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emission. GE3S also provides their clients with ISO 5001 consultancy services in Dubai.

Development and infrastructure are a must to walk on the path of progress in today’s world. We can’t move forward without strong infrastructure and constructions. But we must also not forget about our main responsibility as the people of the Earth; to save it and preserve the resources for our future generations as well as we do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

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GE3S: Get consultancy on sustainable development and Green house…

The world is rapidly changing right in front of our eyes every day. Every action affects the planet in some way or the other. With the swiftly changing world, we require an immediate change in the current definition of the word ‘development’. Development now doesn’t only mean mounting larger than life infrastructures but also minimizing the damage that these mammoth projects will have on planet earth. In fewer words, construction with care.

 

For the economic development of a country, infrastructure is a must. But we often neglect the environmental aspects of our actions; blinded by a continuous frenzy of building colossal pieces of construction. And irreparable environmental losses limit the prospect of future economic growth. And that’s when GE3S comes into the picture.

 

GE3S is a consultancy and advisory organization which guides its clients through the entire

process, starting from planning to demolition, and helps them in constructing with sustainability, resulting in efficiently utilizing the limited amount of resources available with the least possible level of damage caused to the planet.

 

Estidamaconsultancy is one of the services that GE3S provides. A project needs to achieve a specific Pearl rating, which acts as a framework for creating designs, operations and constructions which provide sustainability, just like the word ‘Estidama’ translates to in the Arabic language; and GE3S guides the companies to achieve such credits to earn the highest Pearl ratings.

 

GE3S also help their clients in the field of Green Building consultancy, providing solutions for structures and processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle. GE3S guides other firms from beginning to end, helping them in using the resources with utmost efficiency.

 

In a world with limited resources, utilizing them efficiently is extremely essential, and for that matter, GE3S provides its clients with Sustainability consultancy, advising them with better alternatives, both for them and the environment.

 

Change is inevitable. With the drastically changing world around us, we need to take care of our only home; planet earth. So, now more than ever, sustainable development in all the sectors of the society is an urgency. With the limited resources and never ending demands of the human population, we need to find a way to utilize the best from what we have, and that’s exactly what GE3S does; making the world a better place to live in.

 

 

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GE3S: An environment consultancy provider with sustainable development…

The might of infrastructure engineering knows no bound in the present day and age. No feat is too big in the current scenario that cannot be achieved. And with an ever-growing population, the demands for a bigger, better urban spaces keep on increasing at a rate that has never been heard of before.

But is that all we require to survive; a planet confined by the walls of concrete? The term development should not only be confined to simply achieving what has never been done before, but rather incorporate an approach towards sustainability in every step that we take. It doesn’t take an economist to understand that the resources we have are limited and if not used judicially, we might not even have enough fuel to keep the juggernaut of urbanization even in motion anymore.

 

Hence, for a cleaner, greener and better tomorrow, the need of the hour is sustainable infrastructure and energy solutions, and that is one of the many areas GE3S is working in.

GE3S is one of the leading environment and sustainability advising and consultancy organization based in the UAE. They have acted as a helping hand to many companies into developing many sustainable buildings for their projects. They provide a number of services for this purpose; green building consultancy, Estidama consultancy, Green building consultancy, the Sustainability consultancy and LEEDconsultancy, to name a few.

And what do they do, you ask? The answer is simple; they guide the companies through the construction processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. By this, they aim to strike out a perfect balance to maintain the need of our planet without stunting the infrastructural development.

 

Their mission is to provide their clients with the services and solutions that matter; guiding them through the entire process, from construction to demolition, with their technical knowledge and resourcefulness, they provide you the solutions for creating a better planet for everyone.

Just like their name, GE3S provide the companies with two majors ‘E consultancies’; engineering and environmental. Working for both development and Environment conservation can be a pretty tough task to do, but GE3S does it with the utmost precision and sincerity.

 

Now more than ever, we are in desperate need for developmental ways that doesn’t comprise the future for the present. Everything we do affects the planet and escaping it is impossible, so why not adopt a way that leads to growth in infrastructure and also adds up to the life of both the planet and the building, and that’s GE3S is here for.

The Earth is our only home, we have to take care of it at all cost.

 

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