Dubai – October 17, 2019: The Samana Developers, the real estate arm of Dubai-based Samana Group of companies, has won the Best Sustainable Residential Project Award due to its compelling Environmental-Friendly, Energy-Efficient and Green Appliances features. The award category is part of the annual Construction Innovation Awards that are conceptualized and organized by the BNC Publishing, one of the leading publishing houses in Dubai.
Among 200 entries and 8 sustainable category competitors, the key features that propelled the Samana Greens project to the top were the Environmental-Friendly, Energy-Efficient and use of Green Appliances. Compliant with green building regulations, the property will use recycled grey water to irrigate the green spaces and landscaping at the property. Air purification systems in the common areas will help improve air quality and overall enhance the environment. The developer will use green appliances to ensure the building meets Dubai’s vision of becoming a sustainable city, as green appliances consume less energy, are more efficient and durable.
The 2019 edition of the Construction Innovation Awards saw increased interest and entries from the UAE-based real estate developers, contractors and companies from the related industries. The specialised Sustainable Residential Project of the Year Award category received 8 entries and Samana Greens competed to the finals and won annual award. The Project’s distinctive features reflected Samana Developers commitment to be a responsible developer, which judges say made an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrated construction best practice, and showed how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success.
To enhance energy performance the common areas for the entire building including corridors, reception, and gymnasium, all have motion sensors installed to ensure the lighting and cooling systems optimise operational efficiencies. In addition to which low voltage light features and energy saving appliances are being used throughout the property.
Alan James, General Manager at Samana Developers, said: “We are delighted that Samana Developers through its debut project Samana Greens has established its mark on Dubai’s real estate landscape as a responsible developer. It is a great honor and we are committed to the care of the environment as well as ensuring we optimise savings for our residents. Today, we have achieved a milestone, which puts us among the leading developers in Dubai.
“As developers, we have a responsibility to the local community and humanity in general to ensure everything possible is done to reduce emissions and we play our part in saving the planet for generations to come for a sustainable future. Samana Greens’ introduction of air purifying systems in the common areas will help the air quality and the healthy community living”, said Alan.
Samana Greens’ touristic destination also plays a major role in its popularity. The self-financed freehold project – Samana Greens – housing 116 residential units ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments is located near the Miracle Gardens in Arjan. Samana Greens sits on a total built-up area of 13,000m². To meet the daily shopping needs of its residents, the project has a dedicated space for six retail units, as well as a sauna, a gym, a children’s play area, shaded parking, landscaped areas and the leisure deck.
Samana Greens project is also green on the wallet offering 9.25% returns on investment, a particularly attractive proposition for investors. While 98% of the property has been sold, Samana Developers said it is determined to complete and handover the Samana Greens on schedule in line with its commitment to its customers.
Alan revealed that Samana Developers is currently working on designing more distinctive projects that will make its residents’ life more enjoyable, luxurious yet affordable whilst continuing its commitment to sustainability. ”
Wissam Younane, CEO of BNC Publishing, commented: “This season we’re overwhelmed by the volume and quality of entries that we received. It was a testing task for the judging panel to review and give their scores. Samana Greens project by Samana Developers had outstanding features beneficial for both environment as well as the residents.”