Rendering: Yashar Architects
Matam East Phase A, in Matam Park, Haifa, dedicated to Apple offices, has garnered well-deserved recognition by achieving LEED Gold certification. This remarkable achievement is a testament to its commitment to eco-friendly practices and responsible design. Notably, Phase B and the forthcoming Phase C are also making strides towards LEED certification, showcasing a comprehensive commitment to sustainability across the development.
One of the features of Matam East Phase A is its approach to water management. Through the reuse of condensation water, the project has managed to eliminate 100% of irrigation needs, contributing significantly to water conservation in the region. Furthermore, the incorporation of highly efficient indoor water fixtures has led to an impressive 50% reduction in indoor water usage, showcasing a conscious effort towards sustainable water stewardship.
Energy efficiency is at the heart of Matam East’s design philosophy. There is a high-performance single skin façade with automatically controlled blinds and the building receives energy from the advanced enter center in Matam Yam. The project has achieved a commendable 12% reduction in energy costs when compared to ASHRAE baseline standards, setting an example for future developments to follow suit.
Additionally, the project’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint is evident through a remarkable 16% decrease in carbon emissions from baseline to proposed design in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis. Matam East Phase A also places a strong emphasis on responsible material sourcing. With an impressive 17% of construction materials derived from recycled content, the project exemplifies circular economy principles and contributes to the reduction of waste.
Matam East Phase A’s LEED Gold certification is a testament to its holistic sustainability approach. By significantly reducing water usage, energy costs, and carbon emissions, and incorporating recycled materials, the project sets a commendable example for future urban developments. With Phase B and C following the same trajectory, Matam East is poised to become a beacon of sustainable urbanization, leading the way towards a greener and more responsible future.