32 Dubai projects awarded green building certificates by Trakhees

The projects had to demonstrate compliance with regulations during the design, construction, completion stages and during regular operations

32 green building certificates have been awarded to projects that were completed in 2022 according to The Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees. The projects are all located in the organisation’s Special Development Zones.

The move is said to reflect Trakhees’ efforts to promote Dubai as one of the world’s leading sustainable competitive destinations, with the application of the best international eco-friendly standards.

The green building certificates were only given to projects that showed compliance with the application of the regulations and requirements during the project’s design, construction and completion stages, and once it demonstrated compliance during operations according to Abdullah Belhoul, CEO of Trakhees.

Belhoul pointed out that Trakhees had been a pioneer in setting green building regulations, as it started in 2012 to implement its requirements within building permits to achieve a balance between economic, social and environmental factors during all stages of project development, which contribute to supporting the ‘Green Economy initiative’.

The projects deserved the certificates because of their commitment to improve the efficiency of building’s performance in the field of energy and water consumption, reducing building and construction waste and adhering to solutions for cutting carbon dioxide emissions, he explained.

He also noted the projects leveraged eco-friendly materials and applied standards that enhance indoor air quality, provided a healthy and safe environment for the community, and achieved a more sustainable urban environment.

In early July, Waterfront City Business Park in Beirut was awarded LEED Gold certification, while Provis said it had achieved significant energy and utility savings across its residential and retail destinations. AESG’s Lindsey Malcolm also told Middle East Construction News that a longer-term perspective to decision making in the design, delivery and operation of projects is key to tackling GHG emissions.


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