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This Dubai School Won Best 'Energy Project of the Year' For its Green Campus

Applications open for the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, winner of the best 'Energy Project of the Year' at the Big Project Middle East Awards

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21 February 2021

Last updated on 24 February 2021
Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Wins 'Energy Project of the Year' For its Green Campus

Discover more about the outstanding new green campus opening this September 2021!

Given the choice, would you rather your child study in an energy hog of a school with little natural light, or in an eco-friendly campus that saves energy and is built with students' wellness in mind?

The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai is already being recognized for its eco-friendly design and sustainability efforts after the construction company responsible for the build of the school received the ‘Energy Project of the Year’ award at the latest Big Project Middle East Awards.

The impressive 40,000 sq ft campus, constructed by Multiplex, is set to open in Majid Al Futtaim’s flagship Dubai community Tilal Al Ghaf this September.

The green campus beat numerous nominations from across the GCC and MENA region and was recognized for the school's strong emphasis on sustainability.

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai campus

Even if you don't fancy yourself an environmentalist, it's important to recognise how the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai's green campus can greatly impact your child's quality of life.

The school's eco-friendly ensures that the campus follows RGSGD's innovative approach to learning, is a sustainable hub, and reduces the effects of climate change.

As the first BREEAM-rated project and the first nearly zero energy school in the Middle East, as well as having bold passive and active energy efficiency measures as an integral part of the design, the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai campus is already garnering huge attention.

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai swimming pool

Key features that allowed the RGS Guildford Dubai campus building to be awarded the prestigious ‘Energy Project of the Year’ include:

1. The Middle East's first nearly zero building

Installation of the on-site Solar PV, allowing the school to receive an annual energy utility index of 60kWh/m2. This means it will meet the Emirates Green Building Council definition of a nearly zero building after achieving an annual EUI of 61 kWh/m2.

2. Green from the roof to the walls

The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai's 4,000m2 green walls make up the central core of the school. The campus will also feature a pillow inflated roof skylight.

3. Landscaping with children's wellness in mind

The school's landscaping themed design allows pupils to discover higher advanced play elements and explore their limits.

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai wins award for green campus

Clare Turnbull, Head of Prep at the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, said the school is very happy for the project and their partner, Multiplex, to be recognised with this award.

She commented: "Our goal at the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai is to deliver a personalised and forward-thinking educational experience for all our children."

"Our cutting-edge and inspiring campus really supports every part of this. Climate change and sustainability are essential subjects in the school as we endeavor to teach our pupils how to be responsible, not just for themselves, but for their impacts," Clare added.

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The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai will welcome its first pupils in September 2021. Our campus is designed for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18. Initially, we will be accepting primary age pupils (age 3 -11), and the school will grow year by year. Our school will embody the ethos and values that have underpinned the Royal Grammar School Guildford in the UK for over 500 years. These, combined with a spirit of innovation and development, will prepare pupils for the challenges of the 21st and 22nd centuries. We lead by example, stay true to our values, innovate, collaborate and strive to be the very best we can be.

Tilal Al Ghaf Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 
 

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