Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower
Dubai Airports has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of its air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).
The facility, spread across 19,880 square meters at Dubai’s second airport, consisting of the control tower, technical block and surrounding grounds, reports Emirates 24-7.
The gold certification was recently awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), which administers the LEED program. The facility was assessed on its performance in five categories, including sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation in operations and regional priority.
LEED aims to make sure everything being done is sensible and appropriate for the building, as well as being sustainable. During the study, it was found that the building is currently using 40 percent less water than the LEED baseline and 100 percent of irrigation is being done with treated water.
High scores were also given by virtue of a sustainable purchasing policy for maintenance and operations consumables and durable goods in the form of electric and IT equipment, furniture, cleaning products and materials. LEED is the internationally accepted certification for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) certification promotes a whole-building approach to sustainable operations and maintenance based on efficiency, resource conservation, cost reduction and continuous improvement.
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