Qatar’s leading sustainable developer Msheireb Properties said it has achieved Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status for its new building located at its flagship development Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and Qatar’s leading sustainable developer, has achieved the certification for its Diwan Annex building. Certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) under the Leed Core & Shell Version 2.0. The Diwan Annex has met and, in some areas, surpassed all requirements in achieving Platinum certification, said the company.
CEO Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi said: “This certification is one of many we have planned for this exciting development right here in the heart of Doha. This is the first out of 59 targeted Leed building projects, 37 for homes projects and a neighbourhood development project at Msheireb Downtown Doha, making it the world’s highest concentration of Leed buildings.”
According to him, Msheireb Downtown Doha is billed to be the world’s first ‘sustainable community.’
With more than 100 buildings targeting Leed Gold and Platinum rating, it will be home to the world’s highest concentration of Leed buildings in the world, he noted. At Diwan Annex, the major green credentials include an energy performance and verification plan, rain water recovery, and onsite energy generation.