The Sustainable Building Program of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing awarded the King Salman Energy City (SPARK) the first sustainable gold classification with distinction in Saudi Arabia.
The announcement came during the inauguration ceremony of the ETMAM program in Riyadh, in the presence of Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, and Abdulkarim Alghamdi, Vice President of Project Management at Saudi Aramco.
Alghamdi said that the King Salman Energy City (SPARK), launched by Saudi Aramco, was seeking to create a sustainable ecosystem at a global level.
Such achievement enhances SPARK’s ability to support manufacturers and investors in their path towards obtaining a “sustainable” certificate for their own facilities, he added.
The sustainable building program aims to address long-term sustainability challenges, and helps cities and communities develop responsible plans to improve sustainability, environmentally-friendly systems in energy, water, waste and transportation, and many other elements that contribute to quality of life and enhance the local economy, in line with the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030.
The Developers Services Center (ETMAM) is considered one of the most important national initiatives aimed at facilitating the launching of the real estate sector in the Kingdom, creating an attractive environment and increasing the volume of investments inside and outside Saudi Arabia.