In a statement, the company said the move comes in alignment with national visions, for the preservation of the environment and dependence on renewable energy. It added that the building has the highest efficiency and capacity rooftop for any residential building in the UAE, with 480 solar panels and a capacity of 160kWh feeding the common areas with clean energy to operate elevators, air conditioning units, lighting and an outdoor swimming pool.
The developer said that the annual solar production reaches 264,000kilowatt hours (kWh), which results in significant savings on utility bills. Due to the lower carbon footprint of the building and the activities carried out by its residents, Green Diamond presents a model for real estate development companies to adopt in their various projects, the statement from Diamond Developers added.
The building will also provide a greenhouse to grow more than 37 types of plants and leafy vegetables whereby residents can get direct access to their daily fresh produce. In addition, residents can grow their own vegetables and plants in private farming plots. Diamond Developers has developed a number of sustainable projects, and completed Green Diamond in 2018, providing residents with 194 of two- and three-bedroom contemporarily designed units. The building also features many services, facilities, and amenities.