Beirut, Lebanon

Badaro 8 Building

Badaro 8 is a brand new residential building located in Badaro. The building is composed of 13 floors with a total area of 332.7 m2/floor. The building is under construction and will include energy efficient solutions in order to provide high-end apartments for its clients.

Description

The building consists of 18 apartments. The envelope is composed of concrete blocks with EIFS board, which creates efficient insulation and thus reduces heating and cooling load. Moreover, energy savings technologies such as LED lighting, a VRV system and heat pumps for domestic hot water are employed.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Multi Family House (MFH)
Detailed building type
Multi Family House / Apartment block - Large (> 1000m²) - detached
Net floor area
4325 m2
Stories
13 stories
Construction type
Concrete
Original construction year of the building
Unknown
Project contact
AHTC/BETTA
Contact email address
ahtc.betta@gmail.com

Project team

Developer(s)/owner(s)
AHTC/BETTA
Energy efficiency consultant(s)
Metacs

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Not applicable

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
10 cm concrete block - air space - 15 cm concrete block. The total area of insulated walls is 2811.2 m2.
U-Value
0.74 W/(m²*K)

Roof

Roof type
Flat roof
Description of construction
10 cm concrete - 5 cm insulation
U-Value
0.437 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

Glazing type
Double glazed
Frame material / description
Aluminium
Overall u-value window
2 W/(m²*K)
Description of construction
The total area of double glazing is 675.5 m2.

Basement floor

Description of construction
10 cm concrete - 14 cm hourdi
U-Value
1.995 W/(m²*K)

Additional thermal insulation materials

Manufacturer(s) /products
Kilzi & Co for insulation

Technical Building Systems

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Centralised multi-split system│Consisting of one outdoor unit (e.g. located on the rooftop) supplying several indoor units
Description
One outdoor unit with 18 indoor units for each flat are installed. According to LG simulation, the VRV system will save 43% of the cooling bill compared to the DX system.
Manufacturer(s) / products
LG

Water heater system

Description
18 heat pumps systems are installed to generate hot water. The MIZAR 260 HS heat pump, which 260 litre storage tank, will be used. The heat pump will be connected to the boiler of each apartment for back-up.
Manufacturer(s) / products
Imat

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
LED (Light emitting diode lamps)
Description
LED Lighting is the most efficient solution to be included in the new building. The implementation of the LED technology will reduce the peak load from 10.8 kW to 2.7 kW (reduction of 8.1 kW).
Manufacturer(s) / products
Barthelme, Jisco, Marceluce, ACB

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Electricity
Energy carrier (2)
Diesel
Annual heating demand
4.06 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual cooling demand
33.39 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual lighting demand
26.8 kWh/(m²*a)
Annual hot water demand
9.48 kWh/(m²*a)
Total final energy demand
81.7 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Estimated costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures
1241441 EUR
Financing sources
NEREEA Loan
Financing/funding institution
MEAB Bank