Kuwait’s leading real estate developer, ALARGAN International Real Estate Company; ended the year with a series of coaching sessions held at its headquarters in Shuwaikh. The coaching sessions, which form a regular part of ALARGAN corporate social responsibility initiatives, were recently organized in association with a public institute, Kuwait Institute for Judicial & Legal Studies, and with an educational sector; American University of Kuwait.
ALARGAN continues to make sterling contributions with different sectors, in attempt to pass on its expertise to a broad scope of individuals; on the 10th of December, the Company welcomed in its premises a hierarchy of 19 well qualified inspector engineers, and in the following week 30 guests from the faculty of Engineering, The American University of Kuwait were invited to attend an array of lectures about green buildings.
Both students and engineers were given insights into the development of Kuwait’s only LEED Platinum Certified building, given by the US Green Building Council in 2014, as well as expert ARGAN knowledge on the construction of sustainable buildings and communities. Held under the theme “Green Buildings”, the event offered a series of lectures focused primarily on raising awareness of green buildings, their potential regional applications, as well as corporate sustainability in general. Both educational sessions witnessed an overwhelming participation marking them as major success.
CEO and Deputy Chairman of ALARGAN International Real Estate Company Engineer Khaled Khudhair Al-Meshaan said, “As part of its 2020 Strategy, ALARGAN International real estate Company, is continuously focused on promoting sustainable development, through education.”
Al Meshaan continued “Education is a very powerful tool that can be used to change the world. We aim to cement partnerships with diversified institutes in Kuwait in order to provide a variety of individuals with the opportunity to obtain valuable and practical experience about sustainable development and green buildings, and give them knowledge that they can use to benefit society’s future.”
He concluded “Sustaining the environment, being amongst the greatest of causes, has been incorporated as one of the customary initiatives in ALARGAN social activity calendar; it is the Group’s foundation to fulfill its commitment as an environmentally friendly company.”
These educational days come as part of a group of initiatives and programs designed to increase awareness regarding several societal issues, one of which is sustainability development.
ALARGAN International Real Estate Company is a leading real estate company based in Kuwait and focused on the development of affordable and middle income housing in the GCC. The company strives to integrate its motto, ‘Life… As You Love It’, across its projects by creating “live, work, play and savor” environments that present a unique lifestyle experience. The company also endeavors to pass on its sustainability values to the community by including green and energy efficient initiatives in its projects.
The only company in Kuwait to obtain Platinum ranking for the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program, which is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), ALARGAN follows a balanced investment strategy, and tries to seize opportunities with stable and superior returns based on the market’s investment cycle. Its projects are diverse and located across the Gulf region, including the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman, and cover popular hotels resorts, widely visited shopping and food destinations, large development communities, and middle income level residential housing.