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Red Sea Global Achieves Platinum LEED Status for The Red Sea’s Turtle Bay Villas and Townhouses


01 Feb 2023


Red Sea Global Achieves Platinum LEED Status for The Red Sea’s Turtle Bay Villas and Townhouses


01 Feb 2023


  • Red Sea Global becomes the holder of the largest portfolio of LEED Homes buildings in Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh, (1 February, 2023): Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala, has achieved Platinum LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for a collection of Villas and Townhouses at Turtle Bay, a residential and commercial area housing workers, employees and management of The Red Sea.

Awarded by the globally renowned U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Platinum is the highest level of certification attainable under their LEED Homes rating system. Achieving this accolade sees Red Sea Global become the owner of the largest portfolio of LEED Homes certified buildings in Saudi Arabia.


"To be the pioneers of responsible development in the world, we had to ensure that our destinations meet the highest standards of sustainability at all levels. It shows that we obtained the Platinum Class Certificate of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for a group of villas and apartments in Turtle Bay; To all our strategic stakeholders, we are exceeding in targets and that our sustainable goals and activities are indeed".
said John Pagano, Group CEO of RSG.


“A special thanks needs to go to our teams that have worked so hard to achieve Platinum when the initial target was Gold, and it’s testament to their dedication and expertise, and commitment to collaboration, that we can celebrate this certification”, he added. 

RSG’s sustainability accreditation management system is aiming to achieve LEED Building Design & Construction (BD&C) certification for over 75% of its assets, as well as LEED Cities & Communities for its destinations. RSG is also on track to achieve LEED Platinum on other key assets, including the Red Sea International airport and our hospitality assets. 

Raed Albasseet, Group Chief Environment & Sustainability Officer of RSG, said: “Red Sea Global has implemented high quality sustainable design and construction practices for Turtle Bay and deserves Platinum status. We are proud of our efforts and look forward to following this up with more achievements in the coming months and years.”

The Red Sea destination is on track to welcome first guests this year when three resorts will complete along with the first phase of the Red Sea International airport. A further 13 hotels will open in 2024, and upon full completion in 2030, The Red Sea will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.

About Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global (RSG - is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) ofSaudi Arabia.

RSG is a global multi-project developer, seeking to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible and regenerative development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment. The protection of natural capital is central to all development decisions, as the organization seeks to create abetter future for all.

A cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to diversify its economy, RSG is playing a key role in transforming the nation, by creating exciting opportunities for young Saudi talent and the private sector, as it develops built assets and destinations across multiple sectors that make a positive impact for people and planet.

RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development ventures, including luxury regenerative tourism destinations such as The Red Sea and AMAALA.

Across its portfolio, RSG leverages the most innovative concepts, strategies, and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the wellbeing of customers, communities, and environments.

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