From development through to execution, SmartCity Malta has consulted with construction specialists to ensure that the environmental impact of the campus remains minimal, and that practices result in transferable cost savings for the business partners.
Some of these measures are:
- Rainwater harvesting through a storm water management system
- Use of water-efficient landscaping
- Use of Solar Photovoltaic powered LED Lights and energy-efficient LED Street Lights
- HVAC load optimization and VRV System
- Heat recovery wheels
- Limited but double glazing in building envelope
- Appropriate metering to monitor energy end-use
The implementation of these sustainable features has helped to accomplish savings, such as reducing the annual consumption of irrigation water by 52.3%, and energy consumption by 17.6%. Moreover, 13.97% of the building material is comprised exclusively of pre- and post-consumer recycled content.
With its environmental fundamentals in place, SmartCity Malta’s first buildings: SCM01, SCM02 and SCM03 have been awarded LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).