March 2015 – Under the patronage of H.E Tom Fletcher CMG, the UK Ambassador to Lebanon, and in the presence of key media figures and industry experts, a private event was held on the 19th of March at BeitMisk, to celebrate the project’s most recent honours received from British award programmes.
Guests gathered at BeitMisk’s scenic location, to take in the overall concept of the village, learn about the project’s integration of sustainable and green solutions within its urban design and, of course, celebrate its latest awards:
- BeitMisk was named Best Smart-City Development Teamin the Middle East by Capital Finance International magazine’s award programme (CFI.co).
- BeitMisk acquired the widely-recognized Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) certification, by combining smart urban design with an eco-conscious approach to living.
- GZA Group (BeitMisk’s mother company) received the Real Estate Company in Lebanon and CSR Company of the Year title by The European magazine’s Global Banking and Finance Awards.
BeitMisk’s Chairman Georges ZardAbouJaoude presented the inspiration behind the project, envisioned from the very start as a modern village, a cultural, residential and business community that integrates the inclusive and desirable aspects of traditional villages with urban living, modern amenities and green technology.
AbouJaoude went on to say, “We are pleased to mark our latest achievements in the presence of the British Ambassador H.E. Tom Fletcher and our distinguished guests today, to celebrate BeitMisk’s recognition as a leading smart city in the region and internationally, and to highlight our shared commitment to moving our country forward.”
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Securing these prestigious titles underlines BeitMisk’s dedication to meeting international standards in sustainable design, construction and operation. As a role model for smart cities in the region and beyond, it promises to stay at the forefront of developing innovative urban designs and energy consumption methods, and providing an overall better quality of life for residents and visitors alike.