Qatar developers appoint green team

Msheireb Properties appoints LEED consultants

Msheireb Properties has announced the appointment of Interface Engineering and Green Building Services Inc. as a site-wide leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) consultant for the world’s first sustainable regeneration project in downtown Doha.

Selected for its commitment to sustainable practices the team will act as a commissioning authority to meet the governing body’s requirements for all buildings as well as district cooling plants and is expected to develop a site-wide framework to implement individual building strategies with architects for all buildings to achieve certification.

Collectively the organisation has certified 352 LEED buildings of all building types around the world with another 275 LEED registered projects under development.

“Sustainable development is a long-term investment in our nation’s future and reflects Qatar’s Vision 2030. This appointment will ensure our development meets the highest environmental design standards,” Eng. Issa M. Al Mohannadi, CEO Msheireb Properties, said.

“Sustainable buildings, such as those that qualify for LEED certification, consume fewer resources, generate less waste, cost less to operate and provide healthier living and working environments for everyone both indoors and out. The regeneration of downtown Doha through the Msheireb project will benefit the environment and all of its citizens for years to come.”

Formerly called Dohaland the Msheireb project involves the transformation of a 31-hectare mixed-use site at the centre of Qatar’s capital city and will aim to achieve an average LEED Gold rating, with several buildings targeting LEED Platinum with one of the highest concentrations of the internationally certified buildings system in the world.

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