First Low-Energy School Building in the Middle East getting the Minergie Label
Our school building is the Middle East’s first low-energy building in the education space, consuming one third of the energy of standard buildings across the region.
The school, which received the region’s first MINERGIE Certificate, is a breakthrough in the creation of sustainable standards. Swiss MINERGIE label, which awards low-energy buildings, is thought to substantially improve the comfort and productivity of occupants at commercially viable costs compared to traditional construction techniques.
The school has announced the energy cost reduction will be translated into savings that will fund academic scholarships on offer to students within the second year of operation. SISD Founder Mr. Omar Danial said that for SISD, sustainability was not just about minimising the environmental footprint, but about fostering a healthy, comfortable learning environment for the children: “it’s not just a label, it is embedded in the walls of the school and in our philosophy”.