Case Studies: IC Elementary School & M1 Building

Case Studies: IC Elementary School & M1 Building

Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Sara Jaber

Sara Jaber is a Senior Sustainability Engineer at EcoConsulting since 2011 working on BREEAM and LEED assessments, as well as other eco-building services including thermal modelling. Sara holds a MEng in Applied Energy and a BEng of Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Energy Manager. Sara participates as a Group Coordinator (for Indoor Environmental Quality) in the Technical Committee for the development of the standard for Building Environmental Performance with LIBNOR. Sara has been a lecturer on various workshops with EcoConsulting since 2013. She was also a speaker at the Built It Green Lebanon conference in 2015 to present the Criteria for Green Buildings in Lebanon. This year, Sara has been selected as a Future Energy Leader in the World Energy Council’s FELL18 program. In her free time, you will most likely find Sara in her kitchen cooking up a storm (follow her cooking adventures @kitchenonthe9th !), or hiking through the Lebanese mountains. She is an amateur wild herbs forager, learning the secrets of the trade from her mother.

Seminar Content


The IC Elementary School and the M1 Building are the first projects in Lebanon to respectively achieve the LEED Gold and the LEED Platinum certificates.

The two projects will be presented as case studies of green buildings in Lebanon: We will go into the decision process, design and feedback to achieve each of the new buildings’ green features, from each credit category within LEED.

The presentation will take you through realistic examples of how sustainable design decisions are made and followed through until construction and occupancy stages.

August 25, 2021
11:00 am - 01:00 pm


1 Unit GB




Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods


Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities & Communities
Clean Water & Sanitation
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Who is it for?

Engineers, Architects, Contractors, professionals or students with interest in the topic.