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ETA Star launches Verde project

Dubai, April 28, 2008

ETA Star Properties, a leading property developer in the UAE, has launched Verde Residences and Offices in Dubai Maritime City (DMC).

The two-tower Verde Residences and Offices  is designed to achieve gold ratings, as provided by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) programme,  will be built in DMC, near Port Rashid, Dubai.

Designed by celebrity architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, VEerde Residences and Offices are designed to maximize the use of the natural forces of wind, use natural light and geothermal mass, recyclable construction material along with optimum use of energy-efficient systems and technologies, said an official spokesman.

Dr R K Pachauri, renowned environment scientist, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and chairman, Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), graced the official launch event of Verde. Smith and Gill also attended the event.

The project comprises of two towers – residential and commercial. The 33- level curtain-glazed Verde Office tower is designed in the shape of trapezoidal. With a total built-up area of 820,000 square feet, the Office tower will comprise of podium offices and unique sky garden.

The elegantly curved Verde Residence tower is built in the shape of a boat. The 48 storey glass tower, with a total built-up area of 1.35 million square feet, includes luxurious
2 & 3 bedroom units, 3 & 4 bedroom penthouses and 4 bedroom duplex townhouses on podium liner.

“It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of the launch of VERDE Residences and Offices. I am happy that ETA Star Properties have shown the industry the direction towards working on projects that maintain equilibrium in the environment we live and operate in,” said Verde’s Dr R K Pachauri.

“The name Verde has its roots in Spanish, which means green. It is rather apt that we have named our first Green project thus. Besides aiming for a Gold-certified Green building, Verde will provide the best of amenities for both working and living,” said executive director, ETA Star, Abid Junaid.

As part of being a self sustained Green community, Verde Offices and Residences will have a district cooling system using wind turbines, photovoltaic solar hot water, energy efficient lighting equipment and grey water system.

ETA Star is currently developing millions of square feet of premium property in countries across the Middle East and South-East Asia, including UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Oman and Turkey. – TradeArabia News Service




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