Tabuk, Saudi Arabia - Red Sea Global (RSG) has set a new benchmark by achieving the highest score to date in the Platinum LEED v4.1 Cities: Plan and Design accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), as per a recent press release from RSG. The Red Sea destination’s phase one masterplan scored an impressive 96 out of 110.
According to Saudi Press Agency, The accomplishment, as detailed in the release, reinforces RSG’s position as a leader in the development of green buildings and sustainable environments. RSG CEO John Pagano expressed pride in setting a new industry standard with this achievement, following another recent recognition where USGBC named RSG as the Outstanding Developer of the Year at the LEED Homes Awards 2023.
Peter Templeton, President and CEO of the US Green Building Council, commended RSG's achievement, stating that it exemplifies their commitment to the environment and sets them as industry trailblazers. He anticipates that RSG will continue to lead in responsible development and inspire sustainable practices globally.
RSG recently welcomed its first guests, with two hotels now open for bookings and the Red Sea International Airport operating regular flights since September. The full completion of the destination is scheduled for 2030, and it is expected to feature 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and over 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, food and beverage, and leisure facilities.