Central Park Towers, DIFC has announced that it has secured a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold green building certification with an outstanding score of 75 points. 
Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Leed is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. 
Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.
"We are proud to announce our achievement of LEED Gold Certification, demonstrating our continuous dedication to fostering a healthier, more sustainable environment for our tenants, community, and future generations," remarked Holly Smith, the Director of Property Management of Central Park Towers, DIFC.
LEED-certified buildings not only encourage cost savings but also enhance efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and promote well-being for occupants and visitors alike," she stated. 
Smith pointed out that Central Park Towers, DIFC won LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. 
Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work, she added.
"The work of innovative building projects like Central Park Towers, DIFC is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way our buildings are built, designed and operated,” said Peter Templeton, the President and CEO of USGBC. 
Templeton pointed out the buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, reducing operating costs and conserving resources while prioritising sustainable practices and human health. 
"Because of Central Park Towers, DIFC, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving quality of life for generations to come," he stated.
According to him, certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. 
Over 200,000 commercial and institutional projects are participating in LEED, comprising over 2 million certified sq ft per day in over 186 countries and territories, he added.-TradeArabia News Service