Saudi Red Sea Global Achieves Record-Breaking US Score
Red Sea Global (RSG) has achieved the highest score recorded to date in the prestigious Platinum LEED v4.1 Cities: Plan and Design accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release from RSG.
With a score of 96 out of 110 for The Red Sea destination’s phase one masterplan, the release said that “RSG has solidified its position as a global frontrunner in developing healthy and efficient green buildings. The accomplishment underscores RSG’s proactive approach in exceeding industry standards to ensure a sustainable built environment”.
RSG CEO John Pagano said: “From the outset, our goal was to create a sustainable tourism destination that would redefine industry standards. We are proud to have achieved the highest ever score in this accreditation, setting the bar for ourselves and others to follow.”
He added that this accomplishment follows another recent accolade for RSG, as USBGC named it the Outstanding Developer of the year at the LEED Homes Awards 2023.
US Green Building Council President and CEO Peter Templeton said in the release: “We are incredibly proud to award the prestigious Platinum LEED v4.1 Cities and Communities: Plan and Design certification to Red Sea Global. This achievement highlights their unwavering commitment to the environment and positions them as leaders in the industry. We believe that RSG will continue to set new standards in responsible development and inspire others to pursue sustainable practices. Congratulations to Red Sea Global on this record-breaking LEED certification for The Red Sea destination.”
RSG welcomed its first guests last month. Two of its hotels are open for bookings and the Red Sea International Airport has been receiving a regular schedule of flights since September. Upon full completion in 2030, the destination will include 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.-SPA