Beirut , Lebanon

ABC Verdun

ABC Verdun is a mall development in Beirut which obtained the LEED Certified rating in 2018. The project is a large shopping mall with a unique design that features semi-open circulation spaces and many green landscaped areas to connect the inside of the mall with the outside.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Retail / Trade
Net floor area
76900 m2
Land plot size
18158 m2
Stories
10 stories
Construction type
Concrete
Original construction year of the building
2017
Project contact
Baschir Muhanna
Contact email address
bmuhanna@abc.com.lb

Project team

Developer(s)/owner(s)
Verdun Mall SAL
Architect(s)
Callison/ Khatib & Alami
Construction contractor(s)
MAN Entreprise
Energy efficiency consultant(s)
EcoConsulting
HVAC consultant(s)
Khatib & Alami
Building services
Khatib & Alami

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
LEED

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
Concrete hollow block with stone cladding
U-Value
2.08 W/(m²*K)

Roof

Roof type
Flat roof
Description of construction
Concrete slab with extruded polystyrene insulation
U-Value
0.579 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

Glazing type
Double glazed
U-Value glass
1.31 W/(m²*K)
G-Value glass
0.279
Description of construction
Double glazed external shopfront and curtain wall

Basement floor

Description of construction
Concrete slab with no insulation
U-Value
0.55 W/(m²*K)

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Mechanical ventilation system without heat recovery
Description
Fan coil + partial natural ventilation in circulation spaces

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Centralised chiller │Usually a central system located in the basement
Description
Air cooled screw chiller with variable speed compressor and primary/secondary pumps
Secondary space cooling system
Centralised chiller │Usually a central system located in the basement
Description
Underfloor cooling in mall circulation areas

Space heating system

Primary Space heating system
Fixed Electric Space Heaters (e.g. electric convectors or radiators, electric underfloor heating etc.)
Description
Fancoil system heated by electric resistance in all tenant spaces
Secondary Space heating system
Oil non-condensing
Description
Underfloor heating by diesel boiler in mall circulation areas

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)
Description
with BMS control

Photovoltaics

Capacity
51.84 kWp
Total module area
324 m²
Description
72.6MWh production per year

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Electricity
Energy carrier (2)
Diesel
Annual heating demand
3.55 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual cooling demand
51.31 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual lighting demand
80.78 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual hot water demand
3.89 kWh/(m²*a)
Total specific final energy demand
270.58 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
175000000 EUR
Certification costs
35463 EUR
Financing sources
Own + loan
Financing/funding institution
NEEREA/two local banks