April 19, 2023

AJi: A Commitment to Sustainable Design and Construction

AJi is a leading provider of construction and engineering services to the medical sector throughout the MENA region. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, AJi has established itself as a leader in healthcare construction, with a fully owned subsidiary, Hospital Designers and Planners (HDP), specializing in healthcare services.

One of AJi’s proudest achievements is the construction and delivery of Al Amal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital commissioned by the Ministry of Public Works which was handed over to the Ministry of Health in Dubai. Al Amal Hospital is the first mental health center of excellence in the Gulf, and it is Gold LEED certified, winning an award for the 'Best Futuristic Design in the Middle East' in 2014.

Designed and supervised by HDP (Overseas) Ltd., Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital is a landmark project that showcases AJi’s commitment to sustainable design and construction. The building was designed to achieve LEED BD+C certification, which recognizes the highest levels of sustainable design and construction.

From the earliest stages of the project, sustainability was a top priority, and every aspect of the building's design was carefully considered to minimize its environmental impact. The building incorporates a range of sustainable features, including energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainable materials, and indoor environmental quality.

  • Energy efficiency is achieved through a range of features, including a high-performance building envelope, efficient mechanical systems, and advanced lighting controls. These features work together to reduce energy consumption, minimizing the building's carbon footprint.

  • Water conservation is achieved through a range of features, including low-flow fixtures, rainwater harvesting, and wastewater treatment. These features reduce the building's water consumption, making it more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

  • Sustainable materials are used throughout the building, including locally sourced and recycled materials. The materials were selected for their durability, efficiency, and low environmental impact, making Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital a true showcase of sustainable design and construction.

  • Indoor environmental quality is optimized through the use of natural light and ventilation, creating a healthy and comfortable indoor environment for occupants. The building also incorporates a range of indoor air quality measures, including low-VOC materials and advanced air filtration systems.

At HDP (Overseas) Ltd., AJi Group’s subsidiary specializing in healthcare services, sustainability is an essential part of every project. The team believes that sustainable design is essential to create a healthier, more resilient future for all.

As we celebrate the sustainable month, AJi encourages everyone to consider the role that sustainable design can play in protecting our planet. Whether it's designing buildings that conserve energy and water, using sustainable materials, or promoting indoor environmental quality, every small step can make a big difference. AJi is committed to designing innovative, sustainable solutions that help create a brighter future for all.

In conclusion, AJi’s commitment to sustainable design and construction is reflected in every project they undertake. With Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, AJi has set a new standard for sustainable healthcare construction in the MENA region, showcasing the possibilities of sustainable design and construction in creating a healthier, more resilient future for all.