Dubai – MENA Herald:
Sobha Realty, the leading premium real estate developer, is joining communities across Dubai and the rest of the world in switching off all non-essential lights across its up-and-coming Sobha Hartland district on the occasion of Earth Hour 2019.
Sobha Realty has also committed to going beyond the hour in planning, constructing and managing sustainably developed communities that conform to global sustainability guidelines and safeguard the quality of Dubai’s built environment.
Sobha Hartland is the only master-planned community under development with over 30 per cent of its land dedicated to green open spaces. Reinforcing its green credentials, only energy-efficient LED light fixtures that last up to 25 times longer than regular fixtures are being installed throughout the district, leading to 75 per cent energy savings.
Furthermore, Sobha Hartland also boasts eco-friendly features within its buildings from natural stone cladding to recycled rubber insulation, water saving plumbing fixtures and solar water heating systems. Significantly, the double glazed thermally and acoustically insulated windows ensure a minimum of 60 per cent reduction in solar heat gain. The environmentally-friendly features offer user optimised comfort and a superior quality of life, making Sobha Hartland a truly large-scale sustainable urban district.
Leveraging a luxury developer’s approach towards promoting a sustainable and efficient lifestyle, Sobha Realty demonstrates an outstanding commitment to meeting high sustainability standards across its projects and implementing Dubai Municipality’s green building regulations.
Francis Alfred, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Sobha Realty, said: “Sobha Realty is committed to creating sustainable communities and our participation in Earth Hour is in line with this mandate. Our support to this global movement goes beyond switching off the lights for an hour. We are committed to promoting environmental awareness on a continuous basis. At Sobha Hartland, we aim to ensure a sustainable lifestyle through its energy usage, eco-friendly products and fittings, thus creating an environment that is protected for future generations.”
As the largest global grassroots movement for the environment and energy saving, Earth Hour 2019 is themed ‘Reduce, Rethink, Change the Way We Live’. Since it was first held in 2007, Earth Hour has gained significant traction year on year through drawing nations together for a noble cause.