Sustainability

 

 

At Bond, we believe sustainable design is about being a good citizen locally and globally. Integrating the environmental, economic and health benefits of sustainability practice into our projects requires a multi-disciplinary team approach. We strive to achieve a full commitment from clients, designers, sub-contractors and suppliers to maximize operational energy use, provide quality interiors and limit the environmental impact of construction and operation.

 

Bond invests substantially in research and leads cross-disciplinary initiatives on understanding and reducing energy use, the lifecycle impact of the products, their packaging and transport to site, as well as end-of-life reusability. We are continuously trying to evolve various tools to create turnkey solutions that maximize the sustainable value of every project. Understanding that not every client will choose to attain a LEED certification, we make every effort to optimize sustainable practices wherever possible. We support each opportunity to help our clients reach achievable environmental, social, aesthetic and economic solutions posed by the challenges of their specific project.

 

 


 

Sustainable Programmes & Plan of Action - 2015

 

Currently we are doing a LEED project for du in Me'aisem  Mall – Dubai in which all our waste generated on site is recycled, using only low formaldehyde content woods and low VOC paints, Fire rated doors etc.

We have already replaced all CFL and Halogen lights in office and factory with LED lights which saves 30% of our energy usages in our offices & factory.

We have done servicing of our AC equipment and checked the health of the equipment which is saving 25% of our energy loss from A/C units.

This month we will be signing a contract with Union Paper Company for the collection and recycling of paper waste generated from our offices.

Publish our LEED training certificate’s where the department heads and the top management have attended.

 

 

MEP Action Plan for Energy Saving at the Bond Corporate Office

                         

SR. NO

ITEM HEAD

OBJECTIVE

ACTIONS

TIME FRAME

TARGET DATE

A

Energy Usage

Reduction in lighting load

Replace all CFL and Halogen lights in office and factory with LED lights

2 Months

JULY-2015

Completed

     

Install Motion Sensor to have better control over the lighting usage

2 Months

JULY-2015

On going

     

Service the AC equipment and check the health of the equipment and suggest measures to increase the unit efficiency

1 Month

JUNE-2015

Completed

     

Install roof top Solar System to cater the lighting load and paritial power

5 Month

OCTOBER-2015

           

B

Water Usage

Reduction in Water Consumption

Replace existing mixers / flush tanks with water saving fixures.

2 Months

JULY-2015

On going

     

Use of sensors to control the incoming water line to the toilets.

2 Months

JULY-2015

On going

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Sustainability Facts:

Did you know that glass virtually never wears out, it can be recycled forever!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sustainability News 

 

USGBC survey shows Fortune 200 Companies prioritize green building 

 

The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED to achieve their goals, according to a new survey by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The study looked at Fortune 200 companies, most of them users of LEED and members of USGBC.

The survey, LEED and the Corporate Built Environment, showed:

82% of survey respondents from Fortune 200 companies are likely to continue using LEED over the next three years for new construction or retrofit projects

60% of surveyed companies believe LEED positively impacts their return on investment (ROI)

70% stated they pursue LEED as a means to save money by being more energy efficient

80% agree that LEED is a key way their company communicates sustainability efforts to stakeholders

Of the respondents, which encompassed 48 of the Fortune 200 companies, 96% use LEED to support their sustainability efforts. Nearly all (93%) reported that demonstrating a commitment to the environment motivates their company to use LEED.

USGBC partnered with Keybridge LLC to produce this survey, which was targeted at executives in charge of building operations or corporate sustainability efforts. The survey was conducted between January and March 2015. A majority of respondents were USGBC members.

 

 

$2.7bn solar projects set to be unveiled in MENA in 2015

 

Solar projects worth $2.7 billion are set to be unveiled in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2015, according to a new study by the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA). The study showed that 1,800MW worth of solar projects will be tendered or awarded during the next 12 months.

Factoring in the prevailing project price of $1.5 million/MW, this equates to $2.7 billion. The figure represents a six-fold increase on last year when less than 300MW of solar projects were awarded. To put it in perspective, a 100MW solar PV power plant is capable of powering roughly 200,000 homes.

MESIA's report also said solar will become more pan-regional. In the past the solar debate has been focused on only one or two countries. This year the industry will see solar projects take off in 11 different countries across MENA, from Morocco to Saudi Arabia, the report said.