King Hussein Business Park – Building Four


  • Building Type : Office building < 28m
  • Construction Year : 2008
  • Delivery year : 2019
  • Address 1 - street : King Abdullah II Street, Building Four 11855 AMMAN, Other countries
  • Climate zone : [Csa] Interior Mediterranean - Mild with dry, hot summer.

  • Net Floor Area : 3 630 m2

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Certifications :

  • Primary energy need :
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Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

The King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) is strategically located adjacent to one of Amman’s busiest highways, offering easy access to downtown and other cities in the region. Situated in the heart of the business park, Building Four houses the management offices for KHBP as well as both local and international companies. These range from a local, family-owned insurance company to Arabia Weather to Oracle. Designed to offer world-class amenities and an amenable business environment, KHBP integrates open green space with mixed-use development that includes restaurant and retail space. The business complex offers office spaces that can employ over 4,000 people and is entirely walkable, with a bicycle and shuttle bus provided for faster transportation.

The four-story Building Four was retrofitted with green measures to improve its conservation of natural resources and CO2 emissions. The building has a skylight with higher thermal performance glass that brings natural daylight to the building’s inner courtyard while controlling external glare to reduce energy use. Low-flow faucets and dual flush water closets control water consumption. These green features are expected to result in utility savings of over $4,800 per month. In the renovation of the building, existing floor slabs, flooring, roof, walls and window frames were all repurposed.

Building Four was originally designed by Turkish architect Yuksel Holding and developed by the Business Park Company. KHBP is expected to expand in the near future to meet the growing needs of the business sector in Amman. King Hussein Business Park – Building Four has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.

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Data reliability

3rd part certified

Photo credit

Photos courtesy of the Business Park company



    Yuksel Insaat- Turkey

    Original Design and Construction


    Business Park Company



    Environmental consultancy

    Adaa sustainable development consultants & ETA-max- Jordan

    Green Building Consultants, Green Building Certification Administration, EDGE Expert

Owner approach of sustainability

Eng. Soud Soror, CEO of the King Hussein Business Park stated: "This certification comes as part of a comprehensive and systematic strategy that the Business Park is adopting to enhance its positioning as a smart and green hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. The Business Park will adopt this approach throughout the existing buildings as well as the new constructed buildings within the Master plan expansion and will ensure that the same criteria of sustainabe design strategies and high-efficient building systems will be implemented. "This certification was awarded after the success of the Business Park in cutting down its carbon footprint and GHG emissions through reducing energy consumption used for lighting and air conditioning as well as reducing water consumption and the use of environmentally friendly building materials.

Architectural description

Eng. Soror stated that the management of the Business Park is pleased with the design submitted by Yuksel Holding Architects and looks forward to working with them to take the design from concept level to project execution, and to attract investors and developers to invest in the development of the business hotel. He also added that the management of the Business Park is in the final stages of completing the Strategic Conceptual Master Plan for the King Hussein Business Park Development Area, which will span more than 1.4 million sqm and will include mixed-use development including commercial, health, hospitality, retail, entertainment and residential.

Yuksel Holding architects stated that: “Winning the competition for the rehabilitation of one of the business park’s existing buildings and transforming it into a hotel, left within us a profound sense of gratitude. It prides us to have been given the opportunity to participate in this prestigious architectural competition, which revitalized the competitive spirit among the invited architectural firms.

Energy consumption

  • 63,53 kWhfe/m2.year
  • 15 kWh/m2/year : computers
    14 kWh/m2/year : lighting
    6 kWh/m2/year : other
    3 kWh/m2/year : fan energy
    20 kWh/m2/year : cooling energy
    5 kWh/m2/year : heating energy

  • 119,50 kWhpe/m2.year

Envelope performance

    Roof U-value: 0.45 W/m².K
    Wall U-value: 0.39 W/m².K
    Glass U-value: 2.9 W/m².K


    • Urban network
    • Urban network
    • Natural ventilation
    • Double flow
    • No renewable energy systems

GHG emissions

  • 37,74 KgCO2/m2/year

Water management

  • 3 051,36 m3
  • 5 kWh/m2/year :heating energy
    20 kWh/m2/year : cooling energy
    3 kWh/m2/year : fan energy
    6 kWh/m2/year : other
    14 kWh/m2/year : lighting
    15 kWh/m2/year : computers

Health & Comfort

    This testimonial is from one of the tenant's whose company’s headquarter office occupying the building’s Ground Floor Level.

    “We are very satisfied with being inside the KHBP as a prime location. It has ease of movement inside the campus, and it gives us the security needed in working 24/7. The environment of the building including outdoor views, thermal comfort, and the daylight is very work-friendly. The administration and availability is really something we love in KHBP and it helps us in saving our time.” -Mohammed N. Al-Shaker, CEO ArabiaWeather Inc.


    Reflective Paint for External Walls - Solar Reflectivity (albedo) of 0.54
    External Shading Devices - Annual Average Shading Factor (AASF) of 0.34
    Insulation of External Walls : U-value of 0.39
    Higher Thermal Performance Glass : U- value of 2.9 W/m².K and SHGC of 0.48
    Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System - COP of 3.46
    Energy-Saving Light Bulbs - Internal Spaces

    Second œuvre / Plomberie, sanitaire 

    Low-Flow Faucets in All Bathrooms - 1.8 L/min
    Dual Flush for Water Closets in All Bathrooms - 3 L/first flush and 6 L/second flush
    Water-Efficient Urinals in All Other Bathrooms - 2 L/flush
    Water-Efficient Faucets for Kitchen Sinks - 3.8 L/min

    Second œuvre / Cloisons, isolation

    Re-Use of Existing Floorslab
    Re-Use of Existing Roof
    External walls : Re-Use of Existing Wall
    Internal walls: Re-Use of Existing Wall / Plasterboards on Metal Studs
    Flooring : Re-Use of Existing Flooring
    Window Frames : Re-Use of Existing Window Frames

Energy bill

  • 60 660,00

Building Environmental Quality

  • water management
  • energy efficiency
​Energy (47% energy savings): Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, external shading devices, insulation for external walls, higher thermal performance glass, variable refrigerant volume cooling system and energy-saving lighting.
Water (44% water savings) : Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and kitchen sinks, dual-flush water closets and water-efficient urinals.
Materials (91% less embodied energy in materials) : Re-use of existing floor slabs, flooring, roof, walls and window frames, with new plasterboards on metal studs for internal walls.

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