Amman , Jordan

King Hussein Business Park Infill - 5 Buildings

The King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) is strategically located adjacent to one of Amman’s busiest highways, offering easy access to downtown and other cities in the region.
The new KHBP infill project consists of five buildings with large shared two underground parking floors, from ground level up the project has five separate buildings, around 5,000 m2 each with six aboveground floors. They are constructed as Core and Shell structures and are leased mainly as offices for international and regional companies and two of the buildings are occupied by Al Hussein Technical University.
The new KHBP infill project was originally designed by Engicon- Praxis and developed by the Business Park Company. KHBP is expected to expand in the near future to meet the growing needs of the business sector in Amman. The King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) Infill project has received final EDGE certification from IFC and GBCI with the level EDGE Advanced.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Net floor area
26000 m2
8 stories
Construction type
Original construction year of the building
Project contact
Maysoon Al-Khuraissat
Contact email address

Project team

Business park CO.
Engicon- Praxis
Energy efficiency consultant(s)
adaa, Sustainable Development Consultants

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
The structure of the building is composite reinforced concrete shear walls, with external thermal insulation (50 mm Extruded Polystyrene) faced with mechanically fixed white color local stone. Window to Wall Ratio (WWE) is 34.77%.
0.81 W/(m²*K)


Roof type
Flat roof
0.46 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

Glazing type
Double glazed
U-Value glass
0.9 W/(m²*K)
Overall u-value window
0.9 W/(m²*K)

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Mechanical ventilation system without heat recovery
Basement Parking Levels: Fresh Air Fan with automatic backdraft damper is used, the middle area is ventilated by jet fans distributed all over the parking floor. Exhaust air is extracted by exhaust fans with fire dampers. The system is automatic.

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Variable Refrigerant Flow system
Variable Refrigerant Flow system with COP of 3.20 is used for cooling and heating. Each office space is provided with ducted concealed indoor units and has an individual control room thermostat.

Space heating system

Variable Refrigerant Flow

Water heater system

Primary water heater system
Dedicated electric heater (dedicated = just hot water generation)

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
LED (Light emitting diode lamps)
All indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures in the project are energy efficient using LED technology.

Shading devices

Type of shading system installed
Static (fix) shading systems as part of the building architecture (e.g. Maschrabiyya, porch roofs, pergolas)

Final Energy Demand

Total specific final energy demand
68 kWh/(m²*a)

Primary Energy Demand & Emissions

CO2 emissions
35 kg/(m²*a)